The A.P.L.U. (formerly NASULGC)-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning has been working for the past two years to identify the perceptions of college and university presidents and chancellors toward the potential of using online learning as a strategic asset to achieve broad institutional goals and priorities. As one part of this work, the Commission implemented a comprehensive national study of the key factors that underlie successful, strategic online programs. A second part of the study was a cross-institutional survey of faculty attitudes toward online learning. This session will summarize the results of both aspects of the study, identifying not only those elements of success cited most often by administrators, but also identifying faculty perceptions and beliefs about online learning.
Presenter: Muriel Oaks, Dean, Center for Distance and Professional Education, Washington State University and Member, A.P.L.U.-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning