The economist, Paul A. Samuelson once said that the “the consumer is king.”
Students in higher education today who were once considered traditional students; i.e. students who attend face-to-face courses during the daytime and who live on college campuses, are blurring the boundaries between the traditional and the non-traditional student by opting to take online and/or blended learning courses at an increasing rate.
Today’s university students want and need more flexibility. They are demanding more varied, engaging, expanded, and active learning experiences. They also desire more objective proof of having accomplished the learning goals and objectives that are required for various courses.
Many universities are reacting to this trend. To learn more about some that are actively involved in transforming learning at the higher education level, visit the National Center for Academic Transformation at http://www.center.rpi.edu.