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Experiential Education & Online Learning Megan Gentille & Lynne Copp DePaul University Internship Program.
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Experiential Education & Online Learning Megan Gentille & Lynne Copp DePaul University Internship Program
“We’re moving to a more competency-based world where there will be less interest in how you acquired the competency – in an online course, at a four-year college or in a company-administered class – and more demand to prove that you mastered the competency” – Thomas Friedman
Survey Methodology Sample Size: 2,820 responses, representing 83.3% of higher education enrollments. Participants: Active, degree-granting institutions of higher education in the U.S. Collected by Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board.
6.7 million students across the U.S. are taking at least one online course.
In 2012, 86.5% of higher education institutions had online learning offerings.
Private, NFP institutions have shown the greatest increase in online offerings in the last ten years. Full online programs doubled!
Learning Outcomes Over 75% of institutions believe online learning is “just as good as” or better than face-to-face courses.
The Successful Online Student • Manages Time • Timely, active involvement in the course • Effective time management • Demonstrates Initiative • Committed to a degree program • Possesses a specific, personal interest in the class • Willingness to initiate questions and seek help • Positive attitude *The Journal Of Educators Online, Volume 3, Number 2, July 2006
The Successful Online Student • Possesses Computer and Internet Literacy • Email and attachments • Discussion threads • Chat rooms • Digital submissions • Internet research • Is Competent • Reading comprehension • Writing and communication skills • Awareness of online expectations • Environment and workload • Organizational skills *The Journal Of Educators Online, Volume 3, Number 2, July 2006
The Successful Online Student • Depends on instructional resources • Instructor interaction and feedback • Clear, comprehensive instructional material and lectures • Institutional support services *The Journal Of Educators Online, Volume 3, Number 2, July 2006
Online or Hybrid Programs at DePaul • College of Education • School of Public Service • Driehaus College of Business • College of Communication • College of Science and Health • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Career & Money Management: University Internship Program