online learning

9 online learning trends straight from chief online officers


A new report outlines chief online officers' priorities and thoughts on the future of online education programs

Online learning continues to offer expanded learning opportunities to traditional and nontraditional students, but it also challenges institutional norms.

Now, a new report examines what chief online officers have to say about must-have technologies and tools, new program ventures, and alternative learning providers.

The 2018 Changing Landscape of Online Education is part of a continuing effort to uncover what chief online officers at higher-ed institutions think about learning policies, practices, and plans. It’s a joint initiative of Quality Matters and Eduventures.

The report offers a deeper dive into important online learning subject matters and policies, including these 9 areas:

1. Though the term “online learning” can blur the lines between all-online and blended learning, surveyed institutions tend to emphasize fully-online programs over blended learning—in fact, very few institutions said they see blended learning as a core strategy.

Laura Ascione