Study finds consistent growth in online learning in Canada

August 7, 2018

Canada has experienced consistent growth in online learning between 2011 and 2016, according to a new study. As the number of institutions offering online courses increased by 11%, the number of students who take those courses also jumped by about 10% per year in universities and 15% in colleges outside of Quebec. While online learning has demonstrably grown, however, the authors find that many of the institutions they surveyed do not track their online enrolments. According to the authors, “a more systematic effort needs to be made by institutions and provincial governments to collect reliable and comprehensive data on student online course enrolments on a regular basis in future years.”  Educational Technology Journal(Report)