Online University Education In Canada Research Paper by Quality Writers

Online University Education In Canada
An examination of online education and overall university participation in Canada.
# 101022 | 1,569 words | 7 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper examines the growth in online education across Canada and relates this growth to the growing demand placed upon the higher education industry by Canada's increasing population. It explains how Canada's rapid population growth is largely due to its liberal immigration policies and serving the educational needs of its burgeoning population is a challenge that online education seems more than capable of answering.
The writer points out that online education (OE) is delivered exclusively via the Internet or, alternatively, in tandem with or completely through the use of email or other Internet related technologies. The writer concludes that there is a definite mandate to expand OE across Canada as a way to not only service the needs of a growing population but also to deliver higher education solutions to remote populations in need of these services.

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From the Paper:

"Across North America and certainly in Canada, the rise in online education programs is roughly comparable to the increase not only in secondary education participation but also the overall number of college/university programs being offered. Online degrees and online education programs, although equivalent in many respects to traditionally formatted distance programs, are differentiated from other distance programs in that they are strictly delivered via the Internet whereas distance programs can be delivered in various other media formats. However, although the format may differ the overall concept is the same: to increase the educational options available to learners who seek or need alternate access options relevant to their education needs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dunn, S. L. (2000, March). The virtualizing of education. The Futurist, 34, p.34.
  • Education. (2006). Statistics Canada (online). Retrieved December 1, 2006 from: l01/cst01/
  • Hiltz, S. R. & Goldman, R. (Eds.). (2004). Learning together online: Research on asynchronous learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Lynch, M. M. (2002). The online educator: A guide to creating the virtual classroom. London: Routledge Falmer
  • Population characteristics. (2005). Statistics Canada (online). Retrieved December 1, 2006 from: l01/cst01/demo02.htm

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