Online Panel to Discuss the Rise of “DIY College” and What It Means for K-12 Education

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Learn more about the impact of this educational shift during a free interactive webinar Wednesday at 2 PM ET sponsored by Connections Learning by Pearson.

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High school students can now...knock years off a degree before ever setting foot on a college campus.

A growing number of students are taking college courses before enrolling in any post-secondary institution or even earning their high school diploma—a trend often called Do-It-Yourself (DIY) College. What are the implications of this trend on our conventional understanding of the high school and college experience?

“High school students can now accumulate enough college credits through Advanced Placement (AP), online dual enrollment, and portable courses to knock years off a degree before ever setting foot on a college campus,” said Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President of Connections Learning by Pearson.

Learn more about the impact of this educational shift by attending the free, interactive webinar:

The Rise of "DIY College" and What It Means for K-12 Education

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT)

Join online and blended learning panelists:

According to data published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 1.3 million high school students in the United States were enrolled in college courses for credit in the 2010-2011 school year—a 67 percent increase from the previous NCES report (2002-2003).

“We look forward to discussing this increasingly fluid boundary between high school and college, and how to equip our students to make smart choices each step along the way,” Revenaugh said.

This interactive panel discussion is free and open to the public. Participants may interact with the speakers during a live question and answer session. To register, click here or visit

About Connections Learning by Pearson

Connections Learning by Pearson is an online learning provider that delivers a full range of quality, affordable, and turnkey online learning solutions to institutions and individuals. Bringing personalized and flexible learning to students everywhere, Connections Learning by Pearson products combine a proven curriculum, the latest instructional tools, certified teachers skilled in online instruction, and state-of-the-art technology. Feature products include: online courses; online summer school; homebound student solutions; credit recovery; the Connexus™ digital learning platform; 21st Century Skills courses; a STEM package; online speech therapy; blended/hybrid programs; and virtual private and public school programs. More than 1000 schools, school districts, state departments of education and other educational institutions, serving tens of thousands of students throughout the United States and beyond, are already utilizing Connections Learning by Pearson products and services. Connections Learning by Pearson and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO). For more information, call 888–440–2890 or visit

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