Online Learning & Military

Exploring the expansion of the online learning model, this article examines how this expansion has influenced the military student.  Looking at the online and for profit expansion and ensuing lull, the underlying reasoning for declining enrollment, increasing attrition, and non-completion rates among these schools are explored. Varying online social media outlets are used to contact students and urge them to monitor social media platforms such as, Facebook, Instagram, and available phone apps. Online universities use of these platforms as an information dispersion system allows for a wide dissemination of information. While effective, this platform does not allow a meeting hall where students can meet and collaborate outside of the current class or with students within the same field of study.  The use of these online communities is not new, but they have seen little in the educational social arena that would add benefit to military members in an online setting.

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