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Thursday, October 29, 2009

New report predicts dramatic increase in online learning by 2014

An article from Campus Technology features data from a new report from Ambient Insight Research titled, “US Self-paced eLearning Market.” The report says that by 2014, 22 million post secondary students will take all or some of their classes online. This number is up from 12 million today. According to the report, of the 12 million students that take online courses today, 1.25 million take all of their classes online and 10.65 million take some of their classes online. In comparison, 15.14 million students take all of their classes in a physical classroom.

Within five years time, it is projected that the number of students that take all of their classes in a classroom will drop 10 million to 5.14 million. In addition, the number of students that take all of their classes online and some of their classes online will increase to 3.55 million and 18.65 million respectively for a total of 22 million students enrolled in online classes.

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