Students and Higher Ed Leaders Put Their Faith in Online Classes [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine | June 6, 2016 - As a growing number of students enroll in nontraditional college classes, the value of online education becomes more clear.

As cost-effective alternatives to traditional college classes, online learning programs continue to gain steam in higher ed.

According to statistics gathered for an Online Learning Consortium infographic, 5.8 million students are now enrolled in online courses, and the majority put tremendous stock in the quality of their education: 90 percent of students say their online learning experiences are the same or better than in-classroom options.

College and university leadership agrees: The infographic states that 71 percent of academic leaders say learning outcomes for online courses are the same or better than that of face-to-face classes.

Despite the all-around praise for online learning, a survey quoted in the infographic indicates that 4 out of 5 college students feel their professors could be doing more to integrate technology into learning.

Check out the infographic below for more information on the state of online learning opportunities within higher ed.

SOURCE: EdTech Magazine