Distance Higher Education Offers More Places Than Classroom Learning in Brazil

Abraham Weintraub, the Minister of Education, said that the greater offer of vacancies for distance learning in relation to face-to-face learning is a "national and global trend". "This only tends to grow," he said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Census of Higher Education released yesterday, September 19th, by the AnÍsio Teixeira National Institute of Educational Studies and Research (INEP) and by the Ministry of Education (MEC) shows that, for the first time, the offer of places in undergraduate courses through remote or distance learning (EaD) is higher than that of classroom education.

In 2018, 7.1 million vacancies were offered in distance learning courses and 6.3 million in face-to-face courses. The number of EaD courses increased 50 percent in one year, from 2,108 in 2017 to 3,177 in . . .

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