This exciting new infographic from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) illustrates the key trends currently driving the infusion of online learning in higher education based on the most current research from across the higher education industry.
The infographic highlights a number of trends that are affecting this changing landscape, including:
- A growing and aging undergrad population
- Rising tuition costs requiring innovative alternatives
- An evolving workforce seeking lifelong learning options
- Academic leaders strategic focus to develop online learning strategies
A complete list of sources for the statistics presented in this infographic can be found below, although a number of trends highlighted were drawn from the latest survey of academic leaders regarding online education. Survey findings are detailed in “Grade Level – Tracking Online Education in the United States,” co-sponsored and distributed by OLC and based on a survey of more than 2,800 academic leaders conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group.