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4 Perspectives on the Future of Online Education

By September 27, 2013 Q & A No Comments

Between regulatory changes, the introduction of new learning models such as MOOCs, and rising tuition rates, online higher education is evolving at a rapid pace. No longer is it an expansive market where schools can build an online program and expect an instant boost in enrollment. How, then, can schools succeed?

A panel of diverse industry experts, including Richard Garrett, vice president and principal analyst for online higher education at Eduventures; Bradley Safalow, founder and CEO of PAA Research; Gregory Ferenbach, partner at Dow Lohnes, PLLC; and Dr. Susan Aldridge, senior fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and newly appointed senior vice president for online learning at Drexel University, has some answers.

As online education evolves, they say, understanding your brand, providing measurable value and expanding online to existing populations will all be key for schools to succeed.

This session occurred during Connect 2013, an online education conference hosted by Learning House. To see other select presentations from the conference, click here.

About David Clinefelter

Dr. David Clinefelter, Chief Academic Officer at Learning House, has 30 years of experience in the industry, spanning the pre-Internet delivery of classes via fiber optic cable, correspondence courses delivered via the U.S. Mail and fully online universities. Dr. Clinefelter served as the President of Graceland University, and as Chief Academic Officer at both Kaplan University and Walden University. He can be reached at dclinefelter@learninghouse.com.