Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Sloan-C Survey of Online Learning

Hi everyone! Today's podcast is about the report from the 2005 Sloan-C survey of online learning in the United States. The website with this report has the following:

"Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005, represents the third annual report on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This year’s study, like those for the previous two years, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 1,000 colleges and universities, the study addresses the following key questions:

Have the course and program offerings in online education entered the mainstream?

Who is teaching online?

Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?

Have online enrollments continued their rapid growth?

What else do Chief Academic Officers and faculty believe about online education?"

The podcast includes some brief comments by Dr. Jeff Seaman, who is one of the authors of this report.

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The music in today's podcast is Albinoni's Sonata for Flute and Continuo in D - Op6 - Allegro, recorded by a group named Badinage - see:


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