Educational Technology

December 2, 2012

Creighton falls in step with online degree trend

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:37 am

By Leslie Reed, WORLD-HERALD

With online enrollments growing faster than in traditional higher education, public institutions and private nonprofits now provide more than 63 percent of degree programs taught fully online, according to research by Educause, a nonprofit agency that fosters online higher education. Creighton still is accepting applications for classes to launch in January. Its goal is to enroll up to 36 students in its first group. However, additional students will be admitted as each eight-week term in the accelerated program begins. Before now, the private Jesuit institution offered select undergraduate courses in an online format, as well as several online graduate degrees, including a doctorate of education in leadership studies. Used as a model for the new bachelor’s degree program, the doctorate in education program has grown from 40 students when it launched 2½ years ago to more than 200 in its most recent class.

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