2016 Online
Education Trends

Tracking the innovations and issues changing higher education

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Tracking the innovations and issues changing higher education


It’s harder than ever to describe a “typical” online student.


Online students expect flexibility, affordability, and a high-quality education.


Support and professional development opportunities are essential for all online faculty.

75%
75
of college faculty members are “non-tenure”
track
50%
50
of college faculty members are part-time
employees


Employers are partnering with online programs to develop a ready workforce.


The need for effective skills training and verification is increasing.


Technology is changing the way we think about higher education and the college experience.


Social tools personalize the student experience, from recruiting to learning.


Career literacy development in education is essential to student success after graduation.


Quality assurance extends well beyond accreditation.

45%
45
of online students select the least expensive
program
26%
26
of online students want required
internships


Balancing affordability and academic quality is a concern for students and institutions alike.


Clearly communicating real college costs is critical in recruiting and retention.


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