Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009

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The 2009 survey of online education funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is now available.  The survey was conducted by the Babson Research Survey Group.  The key findings of the survey were:

  • Over 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2008 term; a 17 percent increase over the number reported the previous year.
  • The 17 percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 1.2 percent growth of the overall higher education student population.
  • More than one in four college and university students now take at least one course online.

The full report is available here.

Or, here: learning-on-demand


Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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