Online Backlash: Bad Policy Holds Students Back


Today, 65% of jobs require some education beyond high school. In the U.S. 62% of working age adults do not have a degree. Together, these numbers illustrate why we have a skills gap; we need to help more Americans upskill to find sustainable employment. This demands coordination among education providers, employers and policy makers. Unfortunately, current policy proposals undermine potential solutions like online learning which could help quickly expand education access to millions of learners.

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  1. Understand current policy proposals impacting funding for workforce development and training.
  2. Learn about the benefits, challenges, myths and facts about quality online learning.
  3. Understand key skills gaps that exist in in-demand fields, and the role online learning can play in expanding education access and closing labor gaps.



Kristina Massari, Director, PR, Cengage Group

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  • Tags: affordability, online education
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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