How can digital technologies in postsecondary education improve student access to education, student outcomes, and the return on investment for students and institutions? A new study, conducted by the Arizona State University Foundation and BCG, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides answers to these question by revealing the successful digital strategies of six leading universities and community colleges.
Students who take the majority of all their classes online and are the most satisfied with online education.
Students who uniquely emphasize the experiential, social, and emotional benefits of education and don’t care about the form of education so long as they earn a degree.
Students who will become True Believers if the experience of online learning meets their high standards and offers benefits beyond that of traditional classrooms.
Students who are primarily motivated by the financial outcomes of an online education, which they view as more of a transaction than an experience.
Students who have tried online courses, but have decided against taking more in the future because they see problems with the quality, outcomes, and reputations of online programs.
67% of secondary and postsecondary students have experienced some form of online education.