Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006

Stephen Downes

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Well it's hard not to get all giddy if you're a supporter of online learning. From this Sloan Consortium report based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities: "There has been no leveling of the growth rate of online enrollments; institutions of higher education report record online enrollment growth on both a numeric and a percentage basis... By an increasing margin, most Chief Academic Officers believe that the quality of online instruction is equal to or superior to that of face-to-face learning." (P.S. note to Ubuntu on the Adobe document reader: thank you thank you thank you (at last - PDFs that open instantly and properly, no more of the awful Adobe Readers that gummed up the works in both Windows and Linux).

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