Tuesday, December 01 | 1:00AM–1:00AM

Online Learning as a Strategic Asset: APLU-Sloan Findings and Recommendations

The APLU-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning conducted an extensive benchmarking study over a 15-month period in 2008–2009 designed to: (1) identify key factors that contribute to successful, strategic online learning initiatives; and (2) gain a better understanding of faculty attitudes toward online learning and how those attitudes might impact institutional efforts to initiate and grow online programs. The benchmarking study included interviews with more than 230 senior administrators, faculty, and students at 45 campuses across the country and a national web-based survey of faculty that generated almost 11,000 responses from faculty at 69 campuses. The benchmarking study is the largest study of this type regarding online learning yet conducted.

This webcast will provide an in-depth summary of the benchmarking study findings, with an emphasis on the challenges and opportunities facing institutional leaders and online administrators as student demand for online learning opportunities continues to grow at a time of declining federal, state, and private resources.


  • Sally McCarthy

    Research Consultant, SLOAN National Online Learning Benchmarking Study

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