Many college kids in America feel they don’t need to be inside a classroom to get an education. For them, virtual education is the wave of the future, Yahoo! News reports. A recent survey by Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm, and Internships.com brought this to light. Out of the 1,345 millennials surveyed, only half felt they needed to actually be inside a classroom to get an education. Thirty-nine percent of students said virtual education is what’s next for colleges, and 19 percent think that in the future, students will engage with classrooms via social media. So is all this just about laziness or is this really the way education is headed? Well, as we know from the growth of MOOCs, online education is not something that should be readily dismissed. Even Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is a fan. He said a few weeks ago that he is, “very, very, very interested in MOOCs.”

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