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ERIC Number: ED566681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 76
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Distance Education Report, 2011-2012
California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
This is a report on distance education in the California Community College. This is the seventh report to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) per BOG Standing Order 409 (b) "that evaluates the effectiveness of distance education and education technology system wide and provides analysis of data demographically (by age, disability, ethnicity, and gender) of student accessibility to instruction, and enrollment and completion rates." The first distance education report by the Chancellor's Office was issued in January 2002. It recognized the extent to which DE was offered in the community colleges and covered 1995-2000. Starting in 2003 and every two years since, this report is updated to include data from the prior two fiscal years. The last report was done in April 2011 and covered the five year period of 2004-05 to 2009-10. This report adds distance education data for fiscal years 2010/11 and 2011/12 and covers the five year period from 2006/07 to 2011/12. This report looks at multiple forms of distance education that is using all types of technology both low and high tech. Regardless of the method of delivery there are two types of time based delivery modes for distance education: synchronous and asynchronous. Online instruction using asynchronous delivery is by far the most widely used method of conducting distance education because it offers students the greatest flexibility in taking courses. Currently over 90 percent of all distance education courses are internet asynchronous courses. Nearly 27 percent of all students take at least one distance education course per term and over 12 percent of all courses are distance education courses. This report uses data from four primary sources: Chancellor's Office Management Information System (COMIS) and three Chancellor Office generated surveys. The following are appended: (1) Summary of Methods of How DE Faculty Interact With DE Students; (2) Success Rates for Credit Distance Education and Traditional Education Course Sessions; (3) Student services available via the Internet, telephone, or on-campus; (4) Student Enrollment and Completion Rate by Age in Distance Education Credit Course Sessions; (5) Student Enrollment and Completion Rate by Ethnicity in Credit Course Sessions; (6) Student Enrollment and Completion Rate by Gender in Credit Course Sessions; (7) Student Enrollment and Completion Rate by Type of Disability in Distance Education Credit Course Sessions; (8) Number of Distance Education Course Sessions by Delivery Method 2005-12; and (9) Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education.
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. 1102 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-327-5887; Fax: 916-327-5889; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
Identifiers - Location: California