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Online Education & Innovation

Definitions 

​​DEFINITIONS OF COURSE MODALITIES

  • In-Person – A course delivered in face-to-face meetings on campus. 
  • In-Person with Classroom Connect – A course delivered simultaneously in face-to-face meetings on campus and through video conferencing (Zoom). 
  • Online Synchronous – A course delivered through an internet platform such as Moravian College's LMS, Canvas, with live, real-time video conferencing sessions on specific days and times. 
  • Online Asynchronous – A course delivered through an internet platform such as Moravian College's LMS, Canvas, with no live, real-time video conferencing sessions.
  • Hybrid – A course delivered using both online and in-person components. 

Some materials for your reading:

Online Learning Consortium

Synchronous Learning vs. Asynchronous Learning in Online Education

What is a Hybrid Course

 

Statistics

The National Center for Educational Studies 

How many students will attend colleges and universities in fall 2019?

  • 19.9 million students will attend colleges and universities in fall 2019 (source).
  • 12.1 million students will attend full time (source)
  • 7.8 million students will attend part time
  • 16.9 million students in undergraduate programs (source)
  • 3.0 million students in graduate programs
  • 14.7 million students in public institutions (source)
  • 5.2 million students in private institutions
  • 6.0 million students in 2-year institutions (source)
  • 13.9 million students in 4-year institutions

Online Education

  • In 2017 one of every three students has taken at least one online course.
  • The increase in the number of students taking at least one online course:
    • from 2012 to 2013, 1.1%;
    • from 2013 to 2014, 2%;
    • from 2014 to 2015, 1.2%;
    • from 2015 to 2016, 1.8% ;
    • from 2016-2017 1.9%. 

Adult Education

 

 


Moravian

  • Number of total Courses taught online
    • 2010: 6 
    • 2011: 14 
    • 2012: 24
    • 2013: 27
    • 2014: 28
    • 2015: 48
    • 2016: 50
    • 2017: 72
    • 2018: 92
    • 2019: 234
  • 99 Instructors have taught at least one course online (Before COVID-19)
  • 33 instructors have taught more than 5 courses online (Before COVID-19)