Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Budgets and Student Needs Lead Institutions Online

For continuing higher education, the new profiles mean:

  • Lower the costs - eliminate travel costs, eliminate campus costs, eliminate printing costs (online technologies)
  • Meet students where they are - on their schedule (asynchronous), at home, at the office, on the road (online technologies)
  • Cast a wider net - world-wide rather than local or regional (online)
  • Market and roll out relevant classes, certificates and degrees without delays (online technologies avoid delays in printing and distributing marketing materials, avoid conflicts in classroom scheduling)

Linked to the title is the annual survey of the Sloan Consortium - more than 20% of students took at least one online class in 2007. Note this top stock pick for 2009

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