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ERIC Number: ED529697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-9766-7145-X
Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006
Allen, I. Elaine; Seaman, Jeff
Sloan Consortium (NJ1)
"Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006" represents the fourth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. This year's study, like those for the previous three years, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities, the study addresses the following key questions: (1) Has the growth in online enrollments begun to plateau?; (2) Who offers online courses and programs?; (3) Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?; (4) How do Chief Academic Officers rate the quality of online courses?; and (5) What barriers do academic leaders see to widespread adoption of online learning? Additional tables are appended.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Authoring Institution: Sloan Consortium