If you believe what many school districts, governmental officials, and even some folks in the media, the whole idea around online learning, as a result of the closing of schools, is not only a fiasco, but something so new that it has sped up its usage by 15 years.
Anyone who has been involved with online learning in the education sector knows full well that this is false.
Before covering the initial statement about it being a fiasco or not as effective as in-classroom instruction, the latter about being “new” needs to be further explained.
E-Learning (the actual term) for online education started in 1993. Jones International, was a 100% fully accredited online university.