Reinventing Online Higher Ed

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

A recent study by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reported that about 95 percent of students enrolled in their free, online courses (EdX) dropped them before earning a certificate of completion.

Increasingly, colleges and universities, both not-for-profit institutions like the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and especially for-profit institutions such as the University of Phoenix have used online learning to increase enrollments. Online learning enables them to reach working students, people with little time, others who live in remote areas, and even those who live in foreign countries.

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