Online Education: An Essential Innovation Suzanne G. James, Ph.D. David Binder, MBA Rapid Growth of Online Learning 2008 Sloan survey (Allen & Seaman, 2007) : 12% increase in online education over the past year Community colleges lead: Over 90% of community colleges offer online courses:
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Suzanne G. James, Ph.D.
David Binder, MBA
“Two-year associate’s institutions have the highest growth rates and account for over one-half of all online enrollments for the last five years.”
Definitions:% Content OnlineCourse Type
<30% Web enhanced
30% to <80% Blended/Hybrid
> 80% Online
(Allen & Seaman, 2007)
of teaching and communicating
needed … effective online
teaching is different than
“Sage on the stage” does not work online; think “Guide on the side”
Fugate & Amey (2000) found:
Fugate & Amey (2000) identified additional needs such as:
The Q and A
Each community college is unique:
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Online Education: An Essential Innovation
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