Online Learning Update

January 4, 2013

Rutgers, Pearson partner to expand global online learning course offerings

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Katie Eder, New Jersey Business

Though Rutgers University has offered online courses to students enrolled at its three campuses for more than a decade, a new public-private partnership with educational technology company Pearson Inc. will enable the university to provide degrees entirely through online programs and extend its reach outside of New Jersey. “We’ve been growing our online enrollment between 20 (percent) and 25 percent per year, and we’re up to 15,000 enrollments this year, but we’ve done it in a bootstrap fashion. The decision to do a public-private partnership was really driven by the knowledge that if we wanted to get our online programs to scale globally and make investments to get to high quality instruction, we needed a partner,” said David Finegold, senior vice president of lifelong learning and strategic growth at Rutgers.

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