Each year, Sloan-C releases a report about the state of online learning in US higher ed. Last year's report revealed that enrollments from '07-08 increased 17% and there were many that predicted a plateau for the upcoming year. The data in this year's report, Class Differences, foiled that prediction!
HP and the New Media Consortium (NMC) have teamed up to launch the HP EdTech Innovators Award to address the struggle many colleges feel to keep up with the pace of integrating emerging technologies into learning. By showcasing the work of innovative educators—and helping them share their best practices—the aim of this award is to accelerate the integration of information technology into curricula and teaching.
In a study published by the Instructional Technology Council, it was found that for the 2008-09 academic year enrollment in distance education for community colleges grew 22% over the 2007-08 academic year. This rate compares with a growth rate of 11% in the previous year. This rate is somewhat higher than that found in a recent Sloan-C study that found for all distance education the growth was 17%. The growth rate for overall enrollment in higher education was less than 2% in this period.
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