Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 | The Sloan Consortium®

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The ninth annual survey, a collaborative effort between the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, is the leading barometer of online learning in the United States. Based on responses from over 2,500 academic leaders, the complete survey report, “Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011” can be downloaded on the site.   Key report findings include: – Over 6.1 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2010 term, an increase of 560,000 students over the previous year. – The 10% growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 2% growth in the overall higher education student population. – Thirty-one percent of higher education students now take at least one course online. – Reported year-to-year enrollment changes for fully online programs by discipline show most are growing. – Academic leaders believe that the level of student satisfaction is equivalent for online and face-to-face courses. – 65% of higher education institutions now say that online learning is a critical part of their long-term strategy. – There continues to be a consistent minority of academic leaders concerned that the quality of online instruction is not equal to courses delivered face-to-face.
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