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Changing Course: 10 Years of Tracking Online Education in the U.S.

Results from the 10th annual survey conducted by the Sloan Consortium, the Babson Survey Research Group, and the College Board, are now available in the complete survey report titled, Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States. This annual study has become the leading barometer of online learning in the United States. Some of the key report findings include:

  • Over 6.7 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2011 term, an increase of 570,000 students over the previous year.
  • 32% of higher education students now take at least one course online.
  • 76% of academic leaders rate the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face-to-face.
  • Only 30.2% of chief academic officers believe that their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education – a rate that is lower than recorded in 2004

The complete report can be downloaded here.

This infographic below highlights a few more of the key takeaways from the study.


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A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education

Do you pin? There are plenty of educators who are in fact pinning via Pinterest, sharing quotes, lectures, notes, research material, and more.

This infographic depicts Pinterest’s role in education. For a text version of the ‘Using Pinterest in Education’ guide, check out ‘The Teacher’s Quick Guide to Pinterest.’


Source: WorldWideLearn, via Edudemic

The Evolution of Educational Technology

Few things have changed in the last few centuries as much as the way we learn. Students have gone from attending one-room school houses to having the world at their fingertips in the classroom. Here’s a look at how evolving technology has impacted education.edtechevolution

Courtesy EdTechTimes

China vs. The U.S.: Meeting Students’ Technology Needs

A new survey from Dell indicates there are quite a few things the U.S. can learn from China when it comes to meeting students’ technology needs. According to the findings:

  1. China is more likely to integrate technology into all curriculum,
  2. Chinese students spend more time using technology in school, and
  3. Chinese teachers are more technologically savvy according to students

China vs. The U.S.: Meeting Students’ Technology Needs

Courtesy BrainTrack