Examining Online Education

Nearly 30 percent of all college and university students now take at least one course online. As adoption of online learning continues to increase, issues related to scale — such as quality, access and acceptance — become paramount.

In the latest issue of the Sloan Consortium’s (Sloan-C) scholarly periodical, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, experts describe the practice and potential of online education. For instance, John Sener reasons that online education “will soon become a routine, commonplace and integral part of the educational experience.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Picciano, Jeff Seaman and Elaine Allen use six years of data on K-20 online learning to explore transformation as it relates to the growth of online learning, institutional mission, student access, faculty acceptance, instructional quality and student satisfaction.

–More info: http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/jaln_main

Nearly 30 percent of all college and university students now take at least one course online. As adoption of online learning continues to increase, issues related to scale — such as quality, access and acceptance — become paramount.

In the latest issue of the Sloan Consortium’s (Sloan-C) scholarly periodical, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, experts describe the practice and potential of online education. For instance, John Sener reasons that online education “will soon become a routine, commonplace and integral part of the educational experience.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Picciano, Jeff Seaman and Elaine Allen use six years of data on K-20 online learning to explore transformation as it relates to the growth of online learning, institutional mission, student access, faculty acceptance, instructional quality and student satisfaction.

–More info: http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/jaln_main

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