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gold square bullet Achieving Success in Internet-Supported Learning in Higher Education: Case Studies Illuminate Success Factors, Challenges, and Future Directions.
Results from a study of 21 institutions about their e-learning usage and factors important to successful adoption; Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness (A-HEC), 2005. For a follow-up, see the IsL Self-Audit Study.

gold square bulletnew Barriers to Adoption of Online Learning Systems in U.S. Higher Education
Basic review of the benefits that colleges and universities expect from online learning technologies, the implementation barriers, and how the technologies might serve different types of institutions; Ithaka S+R Research Report, May 2012.

gold square bulletnew Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012
Presents results of a survey of faculty and administrators about their perceptions of online quality, support for instructional technology, compensation, and other topics; a joint project of Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group, 2012.

gold square bulletnew The Digital Revolution and Higher Education: College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning
As online college courses have become increasingly prevalent, surveys of the general public and college presidents offer different assessments of their educational value; Pew Research Center, 2011.

gold square bullet Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2006-2007
Reports national estimates on the prevalence, types, delivery, policies, and acquisition or development of distance education courses and programs; National Center on Education Statistics (NCES), 2008. Also see Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2000-2001.

gold square bullet E-Learning in Nonprofits and Associations
Reports results of a survey of 481 individuals, offering insights into how nonprofits and associations develop and use e-learning, Isoph and N-TEN, 2005.

gold square bullet Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge
Identifies ways in which advanced computer and communications technologies might be leveraged to support learning, with recommendations for high-priority research directions; National Science Foundation, 2008.

gold square bullet Future Directions in E-Learning Research Report 2006
Results of a survey of Guild members on the current status and future directions of e-learning in their organizations, The e-Learning Guild, 2006.

gold square bulletnew Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011
Ninth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education, including data on enrollments, reasons for adoption, barriers to adoption, and prospects for growth; Sloan Consortium, 2011; see their website for previous annual reports.

gold square bullet Horizon Report 2012
This annual report describes the continuing work of the Horizon Project to identify emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression; New Media Consortium and Educause Learning Initiative, 2012.

gold square bulletnew Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials
Research comparing online and traditional course models at six public universities found no significant difference in learning outcomes and the potential of online modes to reduce instructor costs; Ithaka S+R Research Report, May 2012.

gold square bullet Managing Online Education
Results of a national survey of senior campus officials responsible for managing online and distance education programs; conducted by WCET and Campus Computing, 2010.

gold square bullet Mapping the Latest Research into Video-Based Distance Education
2009 updated, expanded analysis of 2004 study on Navigating the Sea of Reseach on Videoconferencing-Based Distance Education, Wainhouse Research and Polycom, 2009.

gold square bullet Online Learning as a Strategic Asset, Volume 1 and Volume 2
Two-volume report presents results of 231 interviews conducted with administrators, faculty, and students at 45 public institutions; Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, 2009.

gold square bulletnew Online Learning in Canada 2012: At a Tipping Point
Provides a national perspective on the latest developments in online learning in each of the provinces and territories; Contact North | Contact Nord, June 2012.

gold square bullet Online Teaching in an Online World
Results of a survey of faculty teaching online to learn about common obstacles, supports, experiences, and tools; onesKnowledge.com and CourseShare.com (C.J. Bonk), 2001. Also see the 2002 companion report Online Training in an Online World for a corporate context.

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gold square bullet Supporting E-Learning in Higher Education Key Findings
Study of student and instructor support requirements for online courses, hybrid courses, and traditional courses that leverage technology; Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR), 2004.

gold square bullet Surveying the Future of Workplace E-learning: The Rise of Blending, Interactivity, and Authentic Learning
Survey of training professionals on the current status and future trends of e-learning in workplace learning settings, E-Learn, 2005.

gold square bulletnew UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning
Examines how mobile technologies can be used globally to make learning more accessible, equitable, and personalized; UNESCO, 2012.

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