How COVID-19 is ending the stigma of online learning

George Washington University student Jillian Kislow takes the final test of her semester in Techniques of Data Analysis online, during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pasadena, California, U.S., May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RC2JIG9LU0O8

Post-COVID, employers need to revisit candidate evaluation criteria and the role of online education – and that's a good thing. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Daphne Kis
Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant University
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Percentage distribution of colleges, by control, level, and distance education (DE) offerings of college: Academic year 2018–19
In 2018, 7 million postsecondary students in the U.S. were enrolled in distance learning courses. Image: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
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