Education outsourcing, in the form of tutoring and videoconferencing, has become increasingly popular in recent years. But how far will this phenomenon go? Are real, live teachers soon to be replaced by cyberinstructors — and in-class discussions by virtual classrooms? While the benefits of face-to-face interaction are hard to overlook, some argue that online tutoring is only the beginning of the educational outsourcing takeover.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.