Survey Reveals Current State of Online Education

The world of higher education always looks to study trends and data in online learning. Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States by I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman is an annual report published by Babson Survey Research Group. This year’s report a reveals a number of telling statistics about the current and future state of online education. Some important elements include:

  • The greatest barrier to online education is considered to be the extra effort that it takes to teach online.
  • The main factor in online education growth is considered to be future rise of general college cost.
  • Most academic leaders rate online learning equal or superior to traditional learning.
  • While more institutions are offering MOOCs, the percentage planning to offer in the future is decreasing.

Check out this video from Pearson Education to for a valuable oversight of the highlights from the 2014 “Grade Level” Report.

Source: Pearson Education

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