Young entrepreneurs and mid-career professionals are heading to the Web in droves to get practical skills that will help them stay ahead of the learning curve. That means big business for virtual vocational schools teaching topics ranging from practical nursing to, of course, computer programming. Even established universities are getting into "distance learning," albeit at an academically deliberate pace.
This NEWS.COM special report examines who is doing what in online education and how Web technologies are changing the way students learn:
|Working the wires: Job training leads the way|
|Technical difficulties: University inertia|
|Tools of the trade: Chalk gives way to chat|
|Gray areas: How the brain absorbs facts|