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Emerging Trends in Online Learning

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Note from the editor

Colleges were forced to make major strides in their adoption of online learning nearly overnight as the pandemic closed campuses around the country. The shift is already making an impression on how colleges use virtual instruction, and the types of services and partnerships available to them. 

That includes emerging course models that give students more choice in how to engage with their classes, deeper partnerships with online program managers and the emergence of companies vying to meet colleges' unique virtual instruction needs.

You can read more about these and other emerging online learning trends in this Trendline.

Hallie Busta Senior Editor

3 HyFlex lessons from the pandemic and what's next

As colleges took classes online, some adopted an emerging delivery model that lets students participate on their own terms.

These companies are redesigning 'Zoom University'

Two startups run by ed tech experts are tailoring videoconferencing software for use in virtual college classrooms, but their approaches differ.

Colleges look to OPMs as pandemic intensifies shift online

The companies are helping schools quickly move online while laying groundwork for future business, accelerating pre-pandemic trends.

Faculty confidence in online learning grew during summer 2020: survey

Training in remote instruction ahead of the fall term helped to improve instructors' confidence in the delivery mode, new research suggests.

Are MOOCs getting a second wind as colleges look online for gen ed classes?

Several companies offering premade virtual courses are seeing more interest from investors and schools, which could solidify an uncertain business model.

The shift online has colleges looking to share courses

Dozens of institutions have joined consortia for exchanging online classes since the pandemic began, and new options have sprung up.

Emerging trends in online learning

As the pandemic closed campuses across the country, colleges were forced to make major strides in their adoption of online learning nearly overnight. The shift has already started making an impression on how institutions use virtual instruction, and the types of services and partnerships available to them.

included in this trendline
  • 3 HyFlex lessons from the pandemic and what's next
  • The companies that are redesigning 'Zoom University'
  • How the shift online has colleges looking to share courses
Our Trendlines go deep on the biggest trends. These special reports, produced by our team of award-winning journalists, help business leaders understand how their industries are changing.
Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.