Paul J. LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire, has writen a “thinking paper,” titled “Next Big Thing.” LeBlanc states, “Online learning, once on the margins of higher education, found traction with underserved populations, steadily improved, and is now mainstream and growing in popularity.  In contrast to the majority of traditionally delivered courses, students in the best designed online courses find them be more student-centered, more engaging, more innovative in terms of pedagogical tools, and more rigorous.  Likewise, faculty can move from lecture mode to orchestration mode, especially given our commitment to small class sizes.”

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