Dear Commons Community,
The seventh annual Sloan Survey of Online Learning was recently released and indicates that online enrollment in American colleges and universities rose by nearly 17 percent in Fall 2008. The survey, a collaborative effort between the Babson Survey Research Group, the College Board and the Sloan Consortium, is the leading barometer of online learning in the United States. Using results from more than 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide, the report finds approximately 4.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course. This survey is well-done and conducted by two colleagues of mine at Babson College, Jeff Seaman and Elaine Allen. It is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the state of online learning in higher education. The complete report, “Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009” is available at the URL below.