Increased access and reduced barriers
  • Flexible scheduling (around jobs, families, etc)
  • Increased communication and collaboration
  • Distance learning
  • Physical barriers to attendance
Pedagogy development
  • Quicker turnaround/responsiveness
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Skills and knowledge grown
  • Benefits to students; motivation of student success
  • Mentoring or collaboration opportunities
  • Teachers who utilize technology in classrooms have a more positive attitude and confidence in the use of technology
New methods of learning
  • Independent
  • Student-centered
  • Flexibility for diverse learners
  • Collaborative
  • Knowledge creation
  • Creativity and critical thinking
Workforce contributions
  • Well-prepared students as solutions to a public need
  • Immediate contributions as employees
  • Online education and training can reduce employer costs