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ECAR’s “The State of e-Learning In Higher Education” report

ECAR’s recent report on e-learning investigates the challenges and concerns of e-learning in higher education, the important factors to consider when selecting technologies to use in e-learning situations and scenarios, how accreditors view and approach e-learning, and the steps higher education institutions can take to make progress in their e-learning goals.

Though an ECAR account is needed to read the report in its entirety, here are the key findings:

  • “Nearly all institutions have a major interest in e-learning”
  • “Two-year (AA) institutions have historically been leaders in using distance courses to attract nontraditional students, and these institutions continue to pave the way in online course offerings to attract ‘post-traditional learners.'”
  • “For successful, large-scale implementation of e-learning, a centralized model provides more efficiency and seamless integration of e-learning services and is characteristic of more mature institutions”
  • “There is a desire to more than double the number of e-learning staff in central IT”
  • “Institutions in general are most mature in their synergy of e-learning systems”


To learn more about this report, click here!

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  1. The report will be un-embargoed in November, so everyone will have access then. In the meantime, check out the maturity index for e-learning (available on the same site), which is publicly accessible now: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/state-e-learning-higher-education-eye-toward-growth-and-increased-access

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