In “Distance Learning,” Brian Hensen states, “More than 1600 of the nation’s 5000 two- and
four-year public and private schools offered undergraduate or graduate degree programs via
the Internet in 1999.” A decade later, all educational service providers have been forced to offer
some variation of online learning, commonly referred to as Distance Learning; a subject matter
that has been controversial in terms of its effectiveness is now suddenly the only form of a
Based on your experience and the information provided in this article, discuss your thoughts on
the advantages or disadvantages on either traditional learning or Internet/distance learning?
What are at least two such advantages or disadvantages? What advice would you offer to
policy makers in moving forward in planning the future of learning?
Please be sure to include a summary of the part(s) of the article pertaining to your view. Also,
be sure to refer to the author by last name every time you make a reference to the article.