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!