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Distance Education in North America: A New Mainstream
 

Distance Education in North America: A New Mainstream

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Gary Miller

Gary Miller
EDEN Annual Conference, 2006, Vienna

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    • Distance Education in North America Entering the Mainstream
    • How the Web is Changing Distance Education
      • Increasing Access to Specialized Programs
      • Increasing Institutional Diversity
        • Multiple Points of Institutional Innovation
        • New Institutional Community
      • Offering a New Pedagogy
      • Creating New Institutional Models
      • Mainstreaming Distance Education
    • Beyond Access: Transformation
      • 1892 -- Industrial Revolution as Driver
      • 2006 -- Information Revolution as Driver
    • A Comparison
            • 1892
      • Industrial Revolution
      • Information Highway: RFD
      • Immigration
      • Urbanization
      • Industrial and Agricultural
      • Mass Education
      • New Institutions
        • Land Grant Colleges
        • Normal Schools
            • 2006
      • Information Revolution
      • Information Highway: WWW
      • Globalization
      • Networked Society
      • Professional Education
      • Communities of Interest
      • New Institutions
        • Virtual Networks
        • For-Profit Companies
    • Growth in Online Education
      • 18.2% annual growth in enrollments in 2004-05.
      • Number of online enrollment increased from 1.98 million in 2003 to 2.35 million in 2004.
      • The online enrollment growth rate is more than ten times that projected by the National Center for Education Statistics for the general postsecondary student population.
              • Growing by Degrees, Sloan Consortium, 2006
    • Evidence of Mainstreaming
      • 65% of schools offering graduate F-2-F courses also offer graduate courses online.
      • 63% of schools offering undergraduate F-2-F courses also offer undergraduate courses online.
      • 44% of schools offering F-2-F Master’s degree programs also offer Master’s programs online.
      • 43% of schools offering F-2-F Business degree programs also offer online Business programs.
              • Growing by Degrees , Sloan Consortium, 2006
    • Evidence of Mainstreaming
      • 65% of i institutions mainly use core faculty to teach their online courses compared to 62% that report they are using primarily core faculty to teach their face-to-face courses.
      • 74% of public colleges report that their online courses are taught by core faculty, as opposed to only 61% for their face-to-face courses.
              • Growing by Degrees , Sloan Consortium, 2006
    • Evidence of Mainstreaming
      • Institutions that identify online education as a critical long-term strategy grew from 49% in 2003 to 56% in 2005.
      • Largest increases are in Associate Degree institutions; 72% now see online part of their long-term strategy, up from 58% in 2003.
      • The smallest institutions--private nonprofit institutions and baccalaureate colleges-- remain the least likely to see online education is part of their long-term strategy.
              • Growing by Degrees , Sloan Consortium, 2006
    • Emerging Social and Institutional Benefits
      • Access
        • The Ability to Aggregate Learning Communities
        • Specialized Degree Programs
        • Equity in Multi-Campus Systems
      • Curricular Integrity
        • Multi-Campus and Distance Education Programs
        • High-Enrolling On-campus Programs
      • New Pedagogy for the Information Society
    • The New Pedagogy
      • Focus on Inquiry and Problem Solving
      • Resource-Focused Rather than Content Focused
      • Collaborative
      • Develops Skills Needed for Information Society Work
    • Online Learning for Workforce Education
      • Workforce Development a Critical Social Issue
        • Shift from Industrial to Information Society
        • Demographic Changes
      • 80% of new jobs require a degree
      • Innovation--problem recognition, problem solving--a key to competitiveness
    • Trends in Online Learning for Workforce Development
      • General Emphasis on Adult, Part-Time Learners
        • Growing Financial Aid Support for Adult Learners
      • Building the Workforce Pipeline
        • Virtual Schools
        • Dual Enrollment
        • Teacher Education
    • Some General Trends to Watch
      • Blended Degree Programs
      • Hybrid Courses
      • Inter-Institutional Collaborations
        • Great Plains Idea
        • Worldwide Universities Network
      • Cross-Sector Alliances
    • Thank You!
          • Gary E. Miller
          • Associate Vice President for Outreach
          • The Pennsylvania State University
          • [email_address]