Report: Online Programs Chasing Revenue

Although they may not see it that way, officers in charge of digital learning at colleges and universities have been spilling secrets – telling us what they and their schools really value in their online and digital courses and programs.

As reported in Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE2) by Quality Matters and Eduventures/Encoura, when asked about their strategic plans for online and digital learning, leaders of those programs said their institutional plans were, β€œβ€¦ most likely to make specific references to increasing enrollment.” With 73% saying so, it was the most common answer.

Those leaders also told CHLOE2 that they are most likely to win internal funding and support for their online endeavors when those investments, β€œβ€¦ are likely to result in enrollment growth.”

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