Americans doubt the rigor and quality of online education

Friday, November 1, 2013

A new Gallup poll found most Americans doubt the quality and rigor of online education.

Although the majority of Americans say the value and format of online education are equal to or better than traditional education, many still doubt its quality, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.

Most of the adults surveyed appeared to recognize the flexibility of online education, saying it provided a format most students can succeed in and that it provides a wide range of options for curriculum. One-third of the more than 1,000 adults surveyed also said the value for the money students pay is better than traditional classroom-based education, and 34 percent said it is equal to the value of traditional education.

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