Posted by Jeff Dunn
"The role of online learning in education is a hot topic right now. But who is actually taking advantage of this service? Teachers? Students? Who is using it bolster their academic endeavors? What are current and former online students saying about the process? A new study is out from the great folks at HotChalk (big fan, great name) and it takes an in-depth look at trends in online learning, who is buying edtech, where they’re buying it, the popularity of print vs digital media, etc.
"The HotChalk Education Index surveyed more than 25,000 students, teachers, parents, and tutors over a period of 90 days. They then looked at more than 5 billion data points (with a b) to uncover the biggest trends in online learning that you may not yet know about. The Education Index is the first in what will become a series of reports from the HotChalk folks. They intend to build up their database, compare and contrast information, and more. For now, you can download the entire Q1 report in PDF form here (you’ll need to register to download it)."