Tag Archives: for-profit

WCET Post on Distance Education Misconceptions

It is gratifying to see WCET pick up the mantle with their analysis of distance learning based on the new IPEDS data. They have several posts up already, and today’s post is quite good and important. If only more people jumping … Continue reading

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Twice as many institutions as previously reported have no online courses

Recently I pointed out that the widely-quoted Babson survey on online learning estimates 7.1 million US higher ed students taking at least one online course while the new IPEDS data indicates the number as 5.5 million. After looking deeper at the … Continue reading

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New IPEDS Data: A graphical view of online ed by state and by sector

Update: I should have guessed this, but the visualizations don’t come through on RSS feeds, so you’ll need to click through to the article. Reader Mike Himmelstein has rightly pointed out that our analysis of the new IPEDS data would … Continue reading

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Clarification: No, there aren’t 7.1 million students in US taking at least one online class

I’ve written several posts recently looking at the new IPEDS data on distance education (for the most part equivalent to online education). In one post I pointed out [emphasis added]: Previously, the best data available on total student counts came … Continue reading

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New IPEDS Data: State by state online ed comparison / public institutions

It’s Tuesday, so it must be time for my daily post on the new IPEDS data including online education. There are so many ways to slice this data that just was not possible before, and with a little spreadsheet engineering, I’m … Continue reading

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