Online Learning Update

June 24, 2018

The Number of Students Taking Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Jenny Abamu, EdSurge

Researchers that have looked into public perceptions of online learning note that over the last 15 years views inched in a more positive direction, evidenced by the increase of students enrolling in courses and surveys given to pupils and professors. A Gallup poll conducted back in 2015, found that 46 percent of Americans “strongly agree” or “agree” that online colleges and universities offer a high-quality education—up 30 percent from when the poll was conducted in 2011. However, researchers caveat these findings, noting that these perception changes happen within particular pockets and are sometimes the result of strategic practices, such as universities not listing the medium of learning on student transcripts.

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