ff-icon-default-200x200 January 15, 2014

Babson Study: Over 7.1 Million Higher Ed Students Learning Online

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The 2013 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 7.1 million. The 6.1 percent growth rate, although the lowest for a decade, still represents over 400,000 additional students taking at least one online course.


keyboard130910 September 10, 2013

What Makes Faculty Members Participate in Distance Learning?

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Encouraging faculty to participate in distance learning has been a concern since the very first days of online delivery methods, and probably before. A look through the Distance Education Report archives will show the evolving concerns about pedagogical quality, academic rigor, reputation, and other factors that faculty members have expressed concerns about.


ff-tp-blog March 27, 2013

Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors

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Who should be taking online courses? Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment? Who should be teaching these courses? These are all good questions that institutions offering online courses—and instructors teaching them—should consider.


ChangingCourseCover_200px January 8, 2013

New Study: More than 6.7 Million Students Learning Online, Most Institutions Undecided about MOOCs

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The 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of students taking at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million. Higher education adoption of Massive Open Online Courses remains low, with most institutions still on the sidelines.