Online Education & Innovation
DEFINITIONS OF COURSE MODALITIES
- In-Person – A course in which all standard contact hours are through face-to-face sessions on campus. Students will be expected to attend all face-to-face sessions in person.
- Online Synchronous – A course that is taken through an internet platform such as Moravian University's LMS, Canvas, with live, real-time video conferencing sessions on specific days and times. There are no face-to-face sessions on campus.
- Online Asynchronous – A course delivered through an internet platform such as Moravian University's LMS, Canvas, with no face-to-face sessions nor live, real-time video conferencing sessions.
- Hybrid – A course in which the standard contact hours are divided into face-to-face sessions on campus and an online component. The online component may be either synchronous live sessions or asynchronous materials.
- Hybrid A ("Conventional Hybrid") - The in-person sessions are not offered with dual-modality. Students are expected to attend all the face-to-face sessions on campus in person.
- Hybrid B ("Hybrid with Dual Modality") - All of the in-person sessions are offered with dual-modality. Students may attend the face-to-face sessions in person or through Zoom.
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
- 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%.
- 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: 134
- 99 Instructors have taught at least one course online (Before COVID-19)
- 33 instructors have taught more than 5 courses online (Before COVID-19)