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2014-01-15 12:27:26

Online enrollment growth, while still substantial, is slowing. WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2013 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 7.1 million. The 6.1 percent growth rate, although the lowest for a decade, still represents over 400,000 additional students taking at least one online course. "While the rate of growth in...

2011-04-11 15:30:00

DENVER, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- College faculty are twice as likely as other workers to be using social media as part of their job, and more than 80 percent of faculty are using some form of social media in their teaching, according to a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson. The results were presented during Cite 2011, Pearson's 12th annual higher education technology conference. The survey of nearly 2,000 faculty found that more than 90 percent of college...

2010-11-16 09:01:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning reveals that enrollment rose by almost one million students from a year earlier. The survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide finds approximately 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2009, the most recent term for which figures are available. "This represents the largest ever year-to-year increase in the number of students...

2010-01-26 10:00:00

Annual Survey Shows Recession, Influenza among Factors Driving Growth WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2009 Sloan Survey of Online Learning reveals that enrollment rose by nearly 17 percent from a year earlier. The survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide finds approximately 4.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2008, the most recent term for which figures are available. "Online enrollments in U.S. higher...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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