Online learning in US grows faster than overall PSE enrolment

January 31, 2014

The number of US students enrolled in at least one online course has increased faster (at 283%) than has overall PSE enrolment between 2002 and 2010, reveals a report released by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA). The report also shows that nearly one-third of all PSE students took at least one course online in 2011. Studies reviewed by OREA indicate that students who take blended-learning courses—those that include both online and in-class work—may perform better than students who take only online or face-to-face courses. A recently-published Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) report came up with similar conclusions connecting blended learning and student success. | Report Summary