Archive for March, 2007

Making the Grade: Online Education Report

ist2_720164_path_to_efficency_compass.jpg“Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States 2006” is the fourth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education produced by the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C).   Sloan-C produce a terrific range of publications and reports of interest to e-learning developers working in the corporate and tertiary sectors.

 Sloan-C’s core purpose is to encourage the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers. Their great website has excellent resources on all areas of online education.  

The “Making the Grade” report is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. The report is based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities and examines a number of key questions:  

  • Has the growth of online enrolments begun to plateau?

  • Who is learning online?

  • What types of institutions have online offerings?

  • Have perceptions of quality changed for online offerings?

  • What are the barriers to widespread adoption of online education?

A free copy of the report is available here.