There are criticisms associated with online learning models and how they are changing student-instructor interactions, but it is undeniable that we are on the cusp of a dramatic change to the education model. Work online by reading lecture notes, checking assignment due dates, participating in group discussions, submitting coursework, taking quizzes or exams, and communicating with your professor. Our study uses data from DeVry University, a large for-profit college with an undergraduate enrollment of more than 100,000 students, 80 percent of whom are seeking a bachelor’s degree. The NCES and BSRG report that the majority of colleges and universities now offer online courses.
The big money will be in for-credit courses, but there’s still huge potential for personal knowledge courses in areas of arts, culture and science. This underutilized process can be applied by online educators to improve student engagement, interest, and learning. Randomized controlled trials, which are very expensive …Read More