16 mars 2014

There May Be Fewer Online Programs Than You Think

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Lawrence Biemiller. A new report on online education finds “noise in the data” that institutions send to the U.S. Department of Education about their offerings. While 3,311 institutions say they have online programs, the report says, the actual number is more like 1,243—in part because the definition of “online” is “overly ambiguous and broad,” and in part because an institution that has multiple campuses can count each as having online programs, even if the institution in fact has only a single online offering available to all its students. More...

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