This site provide resources for advising units seeking to research and implement virtual advising.

Technology

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http://www.pewinternet.org/Commentary/2008/May/New-communication-technologies-impact-on-young-adults.aspx

Key report findings include:

  • Over 6.1 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2010 term, an increase of 560,000 students over the previous year.
  • The 10% growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 2% growth in the overall higher education student population.
  • Thirty-one percent of higher education students now take at least one course online.
  • Reported year-to-year enrollment changes for fully online programs by discipline show most are growing.
  • Academic leaders believe that the level of student satisfaction is equivalent for online and face-to-face courses.
  • 65% of higher education institutions now say that online learning is a critical part of their long-term strategy.

http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/going_distance_2011

 

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