Online Learning Update

March 15, 2014

Online classes redefine higher education at DePaul

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

By Michael Corio and David Webber, DePaulia

Members of the Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) department pose for a photo after winning the 2012 Sloan Consortium Award for Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching. As universities face budget cuts and rising costs, they are looking for new ways to boost revenue and cut spending. One area that has caught the attention of many administrators and professors is online learning, which has experienced remarkable growth at DePaul over the past several years. By making more classes available online, some universities hope to create a ‘virtual campus’ which can reach beyond a particular community and generate additional income, all without the facility and activity costs associated with a traditional on-campus student. DePaul has expanded its online course offerings over the years, from 150 classes per quarter in 2006 to over 400 in 2012.

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