Results of Kenneth Green’s “Campus Computing Project”


An online seminar entitled  Managing Online Education Programs was held on Oct 28, 2009.  The handouts and archived webcast are now available – Here are some of the key points:

  • Institutional efforts to expand online education impeded by: faculty resistance– 68%, lack of key resources -58%
  • Limit class size on online courses: 77% limit the class size for online courses, the enrollment cap averages 37 students/class or section.
  • Tuition – 70% charge higher tuition for online
  • Instructional Media used – traditional textbooks, online text, asynchronous text discussions
  • Tech training for faculty -53% mandatory
  • Quality online vs on campus – tech prep & tech use by faculty better online, most others same for both
  • LMS (learning management system) strategy – 88% use the same LMS for online as for on campus courses, Blackboard is the most popular 59%
  • Resources receiving high ratings – tech support for faculty & students, lowest – assessment

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