Distance, Online, and Mobile Learning – Facts, Impact, and Projections Dr. Sue Day-Perroots, Dean WASSA Annual Conference October 4, 2010
Setting the Stage - Quiz 1 in ___ couples first met online. Ebook sales exceeded print book sales by a margin of ____ to _____. 1 in ___ students are taking an online course. ____ equals the percentage of 18-22 year old full time students living on campus.
LOVE – just a click away According to a recent study by Michael Rosenfeld from Stanford University, as many as one quarter of all couples first met online. The Web is the greatest technological shake-up the dating scene has ever witnessed. More Americans Finding Their Mates Online, Terrence O'Brien on August 17, 2010.
Who are our Students?Only 16% of US students are full-time, traditional age and living on campus The “over 25” population is the fastest-growing student segment in higher education and has consistently increased during the last three decades. Peter Stokes, Paper for the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education
The 75% Non-traditionals Want sequential degree steps: certificate, AA, BA/BS, Masters Continuous enrollment, year-round Flexible scheduling and services Advising upfront and as needed Flexible payment and financial aid opportunities From 2007 to 2016, the population of college students ages 18 to 24 will increase by 11.1 percent, but the population of students ages 25 to 34 will increase by 26.8 percent (US Dept of Ed -Center for Ed Statistics)
Distance Eduction, Online, e-learning or Mobile Learning
Online Learners Nothing is as likely to change the face of higher education over the next decade as the switch to more online learning. The enrollment in distance-education courses nearly quadrupled, from 3,077,000 to 12,153,000 from 2000 - 2007. Students (digital natives) AND adult learners (convenience) are demanding online courses. Greater than 25% of students are enrolled in at least 1 online course (Fall, 2008 ).
Online Learning Associate’s institutions teach over ½ of all online students. Community Colleges entered online later, but identified as central to mission Colleges serving working adults are most positive about enrollment potential 85% online enrollments w/in 50 mile radius of campus – beginning to see change with for-profit private marketing 1 in 5 institutions offered 1st online courses in 2007. WVU began in 1999.
Amazon announced in July 2010 that ebook sales exceeded print book sales by a margin of 143:100.
Why is this important? Summer Sessions will more than likely be called upon even more heavily to generate revenue to add to the institution’s bottom line Programs focused on serving adult students are the largest potential growth market, according to demographics, in higher education Online courses able to serve minority students well will be better positioned to compete (particularly in the West & South)
Importance – continued Online addresses flexibility in schedules & lives Online addresses access during commute, or from workplace, home Online addresses career focus and advancement Increases revenue w/o increasing physical infrastructure
3 Common Characteristics of Schools Successful at Serving Online Students Entrepreneurial Spirit University Leadership allows units to try new things Commitment to Adult & Mobile Student Population Summer
WVU Extended Learning Extended Learning = 62,634 credit hours (77% distance ed); Over 3,200 online students per term + 1,300 enrolled in “both” online & on-campus. Continuing and Professional Education served 2,747 adult learners. Collaboration with Forensics and its numerous online opportunities accounted for much of this 68% annual increase. Over 647 high school students enrolled in WVU courses in their high schools – great recruits for Summer programming And…………
Summer Summer 09 – 11.3k enrollment w/ over $5 million to Colleges for on-campus; another $5 million for online Over 400 courses online Summer 10; Enrollment in “Online & Both” = 49% of total enrollmentyOn-campusELBothELugELg5542492313892409 2487 Growth in Online – ’10 nearly equal to on-campus SREC courses allow Non-Residents to enroll at Resident tuition for online courses Invested $120k in grants for on-campus programming
A View of 2020 The location of a college, and the geographic spread of its influence and recruiting area, will be the most significant factor in determining its flow of enrollees in the next decade. * The Western states will see an overall increase in graduates of about 1% per year.
Post test 1 in ___ couples first met online. Ebook sales exceeded print book sales by a margin of ____ to _____. 1 in ___ students are taking an online course. ____ equals the percentage of 18-22 year old full time students living on campus.
Show & Tell Online.wvu.edu Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC) https://ecampus.wvu.edu/ A Vision of K-12 Students Today (video) A Vision of Students Today (video) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/collegeinc/view/