A fascinating report from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation indicates that more educators are finally catching on to online learning. The study indicates that â€œOnline enrollments have been growing substantially faster than overall higher education enrollments.â€ To wit:
- Almost 3.5 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2006 term
- The 9.7 percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 1.5 percent growth of the overall higher education student population.
- Nearly twenty percent of all U.S. higher education students were taking at least one online course in the fall of 2006.