How Quality Online Learning Programs Drive Enrollment in Higher Education

“We are giving them a flexible opportunity to be successful at completing their education, that maybe they would not be able to complete otherwise.”

As the demand for online courses continues to surge, higher education institutions are grappling with the challenge of meeting enrollment demands while simultaneously striving to enhance outcomes and course quality. According to a survey by BestColleges, conducted in 2021, 76% of students said that online learning was an essential factor in their decision to enroll in a particular institution.

Furthermore, with the introduction of new standards emphasizing “regular and substantive interaction” between students and instructors in all online courses, many campuses are undergoing a full redesign of their programs.

In this webinar, originally conducted in partnership with Inside Higher Ed, we discuss how universities can leverage technology and best practices to create engaging, effective, and scalable online learning experiences that drive enrollment and student engagement.

The discussion includes:

  • Considerations when planning blended learning programs to achieve enrollment target
  • How to meet the new guidelines for online learning and impact student outcomes
  • Effective strategies to boost student engagement and drive active learning in online courses

Watch this webinar playback for insights into how investing in active online learning can yield positive enrollment and student engagement outcomes.

Webinar Panelists:

Paul Huckett
Asst. Dean, Learning Design and Innovation, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

Sarah Dysart, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Online Learning,
University of Michigan

Michael L. Mathews
VP, Technology and Innovation & CIO, Oral Roberts University

Hussam Kashou, Ph.D.
Dean, Online Learning, Educational Technology, & Learning Resources,
Long Beach City College

Sara Carter, M.Ed.
Director, Instructional Design & Technology, Delaware Technical Community College

Jennifer Brock, Ph.D.
VP, Online Education Services
Academy of Art University

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