Online Education & Innovation

Definitions 

​​DEFINITIONS OF COURSE MODALITIES

  • In-Person – A course that is taken through face-to-face meetings on campus. Students will be expected to attend all in-person sessions on campus.
  • In-Person with Classroom Connect – A course that is taken through face-to-face meetings on campus but that allows some exceptions for students who cannot attend in person to attend through video conferencing (Zoom).  Permission to attend through Zoom is required from the professor.
  • Online Synchronous – A course that is taken through an internet platform such as Moravian College's LMS, Canvas, with live, real-time video conferencing sessions on specific days and times. There are no in-person sessions. Faculty will organize live, online sessions that students are expected to attend.
  • 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 that is taken through both online and in-person sessions. Faculty will expect students to attend a mix of live online and in-person sessions, and the specific schedule of these will vary by course.

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)