Pew Research Center survey indicates broad unawareness of distance learning and MOOCS

The Pew Research Center published results from their survey on lifelong learning and technology. According to the findings, a majority of Americans (73%) consider themselves lifelong learners. Yet, many of those taking the survey are unaware of the concept of distance learning (61%) and have little awareness of Massive Open Online Courses (80%). The survey also finds that technology assets influence the likelihood of engaging in online learning. Those with multiple access points, such as a smartphone and home broadband connection, are much more likely to engage in online learning.