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Dr. Becker featured in Washington Post article

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Dr. Jonathan Becker

Dr. Jonathan Becker, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, provided his expertise to the Washington Post for an article titled "Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online," which was posted on May 18.

The article explains how many employers see online programs as the wave of the future to fill their talent needs, while universities see them as a way to expand enrollment amid declining state appropriations. Becker points out that education has to be about more than making money: “Higher education can meet workforce demand via distance education. But they must do so with attention to program quality and outcomes.”