The end of year speculation about the next steps and the future for online learning are always numerous.
Some see online learning as a vehicle for transforming post-secondary education, especially now that some seven million plus students in North America take one or more course online as part of their post-secondary studies.
Others see the personalization of learning – students able to navigate their way through their studies using a variety of providers, credit transfer and credit assessment to enable their “learning passports” to lead to their chosen outcomes.
Yet others see online learning as enabling the fast track completion of post-secondary education at a lower cost, especially if credit transfer and credit recognition systems become more ubiquitous and efficient.
Rather than speculate on the specific future, here are our five wishes for the future: