Distance education dates back to the early 1800s where teachers would send assignments via mail. Through the 20th century, distance education advanced simultaneously with advances in technology, especially through the Internet. Today upwards of 10 million college students in the United States take some or all of their courses online, and that number will continue to grow. The Sloan Consortium recently reported that the 21 percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 2 percent growth in the overall higher education student population. Online education allows students from around the globe to earn a college degree from the comfort of their own homes. Online or elearning offers a level of flexibility that a campus-based school can not provide.
Are you a “face to face” classroom teacher considering shifting to blended/online education? Or are you an blended/online teacher interested in the latest technology to make your courses more effective?
Whether you’re new to distance learning or an experienced online instructor, creating a quality course offers the best potential for student engagement and success. The resources on this page have been compiled to assist you in your journey. Enjoy the ride!
Last updated by ksladek : 2016-04-26 14:23:26