Increasingly, we are finding students - both traditional and non-traditional - are choosing online and blended delivery of learning materials. Technologies have become integral to our lives - computers, cell phones, and associated technologies are the tools of commerce, entertainment, and business. The chart linked in the title of the posting (each posting in this presentation will link examples or resources) graphically demonstrates the shift at UIS.
Education is no different.
Online and blended learning at UIS has increased at a steady rate:
And UIS is not alone - online learning is growing much faster than higher education as a whole:
The shift is fueled in part by increasing costs for gasoline: