If you have not seen the recent Sloan Report, “Class Differences: Online Education in the United States,” by Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, I would highly recommend it. In fact, this report should be reviewed by all vice presidents for academic affairs and vice presidents for enrollment management.
As I have personally observed during my own campus visits and as this report identifies, far too many non-profit campuses continue to lag behind for-profit institutions in considering how to integrate online learning into their long-term enrollment planning strategies. Today’s high school students at the top 100 high schools are actively engaged in online learning. More schools are also providing students with the tools they need to take advantage of online offerings. For instance, district 219 outside of Chicago has given every freshman a laptop computer and will move to a fully integrated online learning support system by 2013.