Reports tagged online education


Open Educational Resources

Open education resources (OER) and other Web-based courseware have the potential to expand higher education access for non-traditional learners, make college more affordable, and help students complete their degrees, concludes this report from the Center for American Progress. More »


Second Annual Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey

Nearly four in 10 community college students were unable to enroll in a college course this semester because of full classes, according to this survey. Study findings also show that more than half of community college students who recently graduated from high school say they were unprepared for college. More »


Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011

The Internet offers opportunities to reduce higher education costs and help more students–-especially working adults–-achieve a college degree or credential. According to this survey of online learning from the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, the number of students taking at least one online course in 2010 exceeded 6 million, a 280-percent increase from 1.6 million students in 2002. Some 65 percent of higher education institutions now consider online learning integral to their long-term institutional strategies, the study says. More »


Learning at a Distance: Undergraduate Enrollment in Distance Education Courses and Degree Programs

From 2000 to 2008, the number of undergraduates enrolled in at least one distance education class rose from 8 percent to 20 percent, according to this report from the National Center for Education Statistics. More »

Student Success

Front and Center: Critical Choices for Higher Education

Making online instruction more available and promoting and rewarding institutional changes that increase the number of students who complete a degree or certificate are two suggestions offered to improve college completion in this report from the Miller Center and the Association of Governing Boards.
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Opportunity through Education: Two proposals

In times of fiscal austerity, every federal dollar invested in education must have a return, contends this policy brief from the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings. The report offers two proposals to ensure federal investments have impact: Increasing More »