Enrollment in online courses rises, but their importance to academic chiefs wanes

by JON MARCUS, the Hechinger Report

Rise in online learning shifts from private for-profit to private nonprofit schools. The number of students in online courses continues to rise, even as higher-education enrollment is declining—but enthusiasm for them appears to be waning slightly among some university leaders, according to an annual survey. Why It Matters: The number of online students increases, but fewer academic leaders consider online courses essential.


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