Sloan-C Teams Up with International Partners to Research Global Impact of Online Learning

Tango Group client the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), has teamed up with a group of leading higher education and inter-governmental organizations to develop and deliver the Global Online Higher Education Report (GlobalOHER), the first-ever research initiative focused on the global impact of online learning.

The global landscape of post-secondary education is in a period of dramatic change, with learning no longer confined to the campus classroom. Although there is clear evidence of the growth of online learning, the global data remains anecdotal or limited in scope.

“Whether called open, distance, flexible, e-learning, or online learning, more institutions are offering, or planning to offer, educational services using new delivery methods,” said Kathleen Ives, acting chief executive officer and executive director, the Sloan Consortium. “The GlobalOHER initiative is the first formal effort to define online learning in the global context, to document levels of participation, the importance of online learning in institutional strategies and the policy implications for online learning.”

GlobalOHER partners currently include the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE); the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C); UNESCOBabson Survey Research Group; the International Association of Universities (IAU); the European Commission, DG Education and Culture; and StudyPortals. In addition, many regional associations and stakeholders around the world have agreed to support the initiative, with more expected to participate.

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