Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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Who is Studying Online?

Who is Studying Online? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It’s not news that online learning is on the rise. The Sloan Consortium reported a 10% increase in enrollments in their 2011 report, Going the Distance, which also found that almost one-third of college students “now take at least one course online.” But what do we know about the students who choose online courses and programs and why they may prefer them to on-campus options?

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The Average Online Student: A 33-Year-Old Female Hoping to Advance Her Career

The Average Online Student: A 33-Year-Old Female Hoping to Advance Her Career | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We can say six million students are now taking at least one online course, but do we know what those students look like? According to a new survey, the average student is a white, 33-year-old female with a full-time job that pays around $65,000 per year. She’s likely studying business — the most popular field of study — in hopes of advancing in her current career.

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