Online Learning Update

January 23, 2020

Online Courses and Complexities of Graduation Rates

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The rate at which students are enrolling into online courses has yet to slow down. Online courses, in this context, refers to courses provided digitally by public colleges and universities, as well as those taught by private non-profit and for-profit institutions. Thousands of students take at least one online course per year. With so many enrollments, one would think that the success rate of online learning must be just as high. However, some data seems to point to lower numbers than were expected, specifically in terms of graduation rates. To understand the complexities surrounding online graduation rates, though, we must first explore some of the issues and misinterpretations that correspond to the data that has been gathered.

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