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1 Reports from the front-line: teaching online at Calvin College August August 21, 2014

2 The growth of online learning 2014 Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group 11 th annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education (published Jan 2014) Responses from 2,800+ colleges/U’s # of students taking at least 1 online course has increased from 1.6M in 2002 to 7.1M in 2012 Represents a 16.1% compound annual growth rate; by comparison, overall higher ed student body grew at an annual rate of 2.5% during the same period The proportion of higher education students taking at least 1 online course is at an all-time high of 33.5%

3 The growth of online learning 2014 Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group

4 The growth of online learning 2014 Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group

5 The growth of online learning 2014 Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group 90% of academic leaders believe that it is “Likely” or “Very Likely” that a majority of all higher education students will be taking at least 1 online course in 5 years’ time

6 The changing K-12 student & learning environment Cyber schools began operating in Michigan in 2010 In : 185,000+ virtual enrollments representing 55,000+ students 90% of virtual enrollments in grades 9-12

7 Benefits of teaching online Allows you to teach – and your students to take – your course from any place, at any time, at any pace Can open up career possibilities & new sources of income Can positively impact your F2F courses You may be surprised how well you connect w/ your students Teaching online can greatly expand your influence Using the Internet as a lampstand*, your students could be from all over God’s world * Matthew 5:15Matthew 5:15

8 At Calvin College 1.Astronomy 110: Planets, Stars, and Galaxies Andrew Vanden Heuvel 2.Classics 231: Classical Mythology Jeffrey Winkle 3.CAS 140: Communication and Culture Chris Smit 4.CS 108: Introduction to Computing Keith Vander Linden 5.ENGL 230: Understanding Literature Chad Engbers 6.Health Education 254: Nutrition Julie Walton 7.HIST 151: History of the West & the World I Karin Maag 8.HIST 152: History of the West & the World II Dan Miller 9.Kinesiology 216: Medical Terminology Nancy Meyer 10.Latin 101: Elementary Latin I & II David Noe 11.PHIL 153: Fundamental Questions in Philosophy Kevin Corcoran 12.SPAUD 218: Hearing Science Brian Kreisman

9 And now…let’s here from our colleagues about their experiences teaching online.


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