Study: Enrollment in Online Learning Up, Except at For-Profits

Data show that in the USA, overall enrollment in online learning programmes grew faster in 2014 than in 2013, although enrollment in the for-profit sector fell by 2.8 percent in 2014. During 2015, academic leaders who considered online learning as critical to their strategies fell to 63.3 percent in 2015, from 70.8 percent in 2014. This decrease is attributed to perception about marketing issues and the quality of education, especially in the for-profit sector. In contrast, blended learning programmes may be viewed more positively by faculty members.