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Presentation to Western Association of Summer Session, Oct 2010

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  • 1. Distance, Online, and Mobile Learning – Facts, Impact, and Projections
    Dr. Sue Day-Perroots, Dean
    WASSA Annual Conference
    October 4, 2010
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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)
  • 6. Distance Eduction, Online, e-learning or Mobile Learning
  • 7. 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 ).
  • 8. 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)
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. West Virginia University Main Campus Headcount
    Summer 2009 and Summer 2010
    Summer 2010 2009 # Diff % Change
    Total Headcount 11,805 11,371 434 3.8%
    Full-time 1,629 1,461 168 11.5%
    Part-time 10,176 9,910 266 2.7%
    In-State 7,113 6,956 157 2.3%
    Out-of-State 4,692 4,415 277 6.3%
    Male 5,285 5,225 60 1.1%
    Female 6,520 6,146 374 6.1%
    Undergraduate 6,835 6,528 307 4.7%
    Graduate 4,429 4,192 237 5.7%
    Professional 541 651 -110 -16.9%
    On-Campus 6,289 6,956 -667 -9.6%
    Off-Campus 5,516 4,415 1,101 24.9%
  • 14. History of Online Growth
    Growth in Distance Education Courses from 2001 - 2010
    Number of Courses
  • 15. History of Summer Online GrowthStudent Credit Hours
  • 16. WVU Extended Learning
    Combined Entrepreneurial Units –
    • Online = 83% return to colleges
    • 17. Summer = Multiplier for level & Residency
    Leadership- Strong support for innovation
    • Recognized for entrepreneurial models
    • 18. Not dependent on State dollars or central funding
    Flexible programming and faculty incentives
  • 19. (WVU Online ribbon)
    Undergraduate – Online
    • 3 degree completion
    • 20. college courses for high school students
    Continuing & Professional Education
    • Over 70 courses offered (90% online)
  • 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.
  • 24. Projected Change in H.S. Graduates to 2018
  • 25. Shift Happens
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. Show & Tell
    Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC)
    A Vision of K-12 Students Today (video)
    A Vision of Students Today (video)