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Inside Higher Education, 10//6/11

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This commentary by Jeb Bush and Jim Hunt, argues that in the face of evidence that "most degree-seeking individuals today no longer fit the traditional image of a college student who goes directly from high school to a four-year college or university, lives in a dormitory, eats in a dining hall, and walks from building to building for instruction," public colleges and universities must change and embrace the potential of online education. While the authors point out that online education is not a panacea, they view it as a fundamental part of a new business model for public-sector schools.

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AuthorKeith Blakeman