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Wed February 20, 2013
Stateside: The future of online education
The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.
The state of Michigan is quickly becoming a leader in online education with the support of Governor Snyder.
K-12 schools, colleges and universities throughout the state are realizing the potential online learning offers to students.
A recent education study conducted by The Center for Michigan found that residents are less enthusiastic about online learning.
As a new form of education, there are still unanswered questions about the advantages and disadvantages of online learning for students.
Michigan Virtual University, founded in the late 1990's by the State of Michigan is now one of the largest virtual schools in the country.
Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Jamey Fitzpatrick, the President and CEO of Michigan Virtual University.