Trends in eLearning: Tracking the Impact of eLearning at Community Colleges
April 2014, Instructional Technology Council
In the fall of 2013, ITC invited its member institutions to provide valuable information about their programs to distance education practitioners. One hundred and forty three community colleges completed the ITC survey.
In Focus: The Year in Review 2013: The Great Recession Continues, but Not for Everyone
In 2013, ITC’s national survey of distance education programs once again confirmed that student enrollment in online courses continues to grow at a higher rate than overall student enrollment at colleges and universities. Although, most online programs no longer see the double-digit growth they experienced only five years ago, a robust, steady increase in the popularity for online learning continues. Students have “voted with their feet” by enrolling in distance education courses when they are available. From fall 2012 to fall 2013, ITC’s survey participants reported a 5.2 percent rate of growth in student enrollment in their online programs.