In 1998 the number of courses offered online rose from less than 2,000 in January to more than 10,000 by the end of the year. The Canadian Online College Course Database reports that it expects more than 40,000 courses online by the year 2000.
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Says Dr. Marc Schroeder, Founder:
"Students today no longer think textually; they think filmically," he said. "This is a natural evolution. William Blake talked of taking ideas and turning them into icons and worshiping them. What we've done with technology is to turn it into an icon that people worship or they fear. But the technology is merely an extension of our capabilities, a way to expand our ability to learn. I'm not going to be an idiot and say personal contact is not important. But this is something in its infancy, and it's only going to grow."
Created 9/30/98. Last Updated 4/4/99
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