What is the role for institutions of higher education in the K12 online learning market

Online learning is exploding at the post-secondary level and as a result a number of post-secondary institutions are developing skills at delivering online products.  It seems inevitable that these institutions will begin to seek to break the artificial regulatory boundary between secondary and post-secondary education.

 It might seem that these institutions would be likely to cater initially to gifted and talented youths.  An example of this is the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, which offers a rich suite of online programs.  As another example, the University of Missourioffers a fully online set of high school courses, catering to home school, rural and gifted students.  

 However, there are many colleges that find themselves doing remedial work with entering students and so some of the content that they might develop might be suited for high school students generally.

Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.