Online Education and Community Colleges

 

Employers, Community College Students Still Question Online Degree Credibility
Online Education Information – Online Learning Statistics & Education News
By Rachel Wang
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Online Degree Credibility Questioned by Employers and Community College Students

Traditional degrees still win out over online degrees—at least in employers’ eyes.
A new study titled “Not Yet Sold: What Employers and Community College Students Think About Online Education” revealed that employers are still skeptical about online degree quality.
The report also revealed that community college students have concerns about online learning.
The September 2013 study was released by Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on finding solutions for key issues, including higher education, energy issues, healthcare and the national debt.
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Trends in E-Learning for Community Colleges Online
Online Education Information – Online Learning Statistics & Education News
By Rachel Wang
Designing4/Flickr

Growing Community Colleges Online See New Trends in E-Learning

Online education isn’t just expanding. It’s also getting better.
Student enrollment is up at community colleges online, and the gap between distance learning and face-to-face student completion rates is closing, according to the latest findings from the Instructional Technology Council (ITC).
In an environment where most colleges are struggling with budget cuts and decreased funding, e-learning continues to shine as a new way to learn.
ITC, which represents nearly 400 institutions that offer distance education courses in the United States, Canada and around the world, surveys its members each year about online learning.
The most recent survey, “Trends in eLearning: Tracking the Impact of eLearning at Community Colleges,” notes that distance education enrollments grew by 6.52 percent from fall 2011 to fall 2012. This stands in contrast to overall student enrollment, which declined by 2.64 percent

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