- Only 17.4% of college and university faculty have taught an exclusively online course at their current school, according to a national survey taking during the 2013-2014 school year.
- For faculty at public four-year higher education institutions, 27.2% have taught an exclusively online course within the last two years, compared to 8.5% at private universities.
- More than one-third—35.6%—of faculty reported using YouTube or other videos frequently in their courses, while 49.8% use the videos occasionally.
The survey was conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute. Among the other findings from the survey, 16.1% of faculty report using online discussion boards in their courses frequently, with 34.1% using the boards occasionally. The survey also asked if faculty members frequently assigned students to work with peers outside of class, which research shows it promotes better learning. Faculty in business, engineering and the fine arts were most likely to answer “frequently,” while those in history, political science, English and the humanities were least likely.