According to find­ings based on the responses of 1,300 people in the US, a gen­er­a­tional divide is emerging on how online courses are per­ceived, with 61 per cent of those aged between 18 and 30 saying they believe that a vir­tual degree pro­vides a sim­ilar quality of learning to those offered in tra­di­tional set­tings. The average across all ages was just under 50 per cent.

The survey, con­ducted by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Mass­a­chu­setts, also showed that 68 per cent of younger adults believe online degrees will be as recog­nised and accepted by employers as tra­di­tional degrees in the next five to seven years, while the figure across all respon­dents was 53 per cent.

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