More Than Six Million Students Learning Online, Study Finds

12/02/2011

For the past nine years the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group have taken a look at the state of online learning in the United States. The 2011 survey reveals that the number of students learning online has now surpassed six million, with nearly one-third of all stu
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Study: Online Education Continues Growth

11/11/2011

The number of college students enrolled in at least one online course increased for the ninth straight year, according to the Babson Survey Research Group's annual survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities—including both nonprofit and for-profit institutions.

The stud
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A Thankful Online MBA Alum Gives Back

 10/05/2011

It isn’t unusual for an alumnus to give a gift to the college or university he or she graduated from. Lots of people do it. Far fewer online students, however, give back to their institutions. That makes me the exception that proves the rule.

A retired businessman from Ar
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Internet to Bring Down the Sky-High Cost of Higher Ed, Experts Say

09/03/2011

Call it better learning through technology -- and cheaper.

As college and university classrooms around the country fill with students facing mind-numbing tuition, free online classes are filling up too -- and their rising number threatens to destroy the current model that has
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30 percent of all college students take courses online

08/31/2011

A new report from Marketdata Enterprises Inc. finds enrollments in online education programs accounting for 30 percent of all post-secondary education enrollments - a number that is expected to grow. By 2015, the Marketdata study predicts that 37 percent of all post-secondary enrollments will be in o
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Distance learning

07/03/2011

It is clear that just as technology has changed, so many other facets of our lives, so too it is rapidly changing the experience that our children are having in school. Once the province of homeschoolers, distance learning – that is learning via computer – has entered the mainstream
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Distance learning or nearness learning?

06/22/2011

I am now seven weeks into a MBA with the Open University Business School and it is clear that the challenge of combining full time work with part time studying is not to be underestimated. I am not advocating that a full time MBA is an easy option, however, the discipline, time mana
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E-Learning: An analysis of the processes, benefits and the future

05/30/2011

E-Learning is the delivery of learning and training using electronic media, for example: using computers, internet, and intranet. In principle, e-learning is a kind of distance learning; learning materials can be accessed from the web or CD via a computer, and tutors and learners can co
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Online learning begins to explode into the mainstream in blended schools

05/05/2011

This week, Innosight Institute, where I am the executive director of the education practice, released a landmark report, titled The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of Emerging Models, which profiles 40 different operators leading the rise of K-12 blended learning.


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4 Reasons Online Classes Are Infiltrating College Campuses

05/03/2011

Used to be that online college classes and distance learning were the sole domain of those who had to juggle family and career WHILE going to school. But now online classes are showing up on college campuses just as much as co-eds. Why would that be? Don’t students physically go to
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