Alternative Education Establishment Online

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If you want to avoid the bricks and mortar of the traditional college experience, as well as campus politics, you may find an increasing array of alternatives online. “Investments in education technology tripled in the last decade, shooting up to $429-million in 2011 from $146-million in 2002, according to the National Venture Capital Association,” Nick DeSantis reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 23, 2012. “The boom really took off in 2008, when venture capitalists pushed $150-million into education-technology firms than they did in the previous year, even as the economy sank into recession.”

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.

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