The Sloan Consortium Report: Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006. ‘Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006 represents the fourth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. This yearâ€™s study, like those for the previous three years, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group in partnership with the College Board, the report, based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities, examines a number of key questions:
- Has the Growth of Online Enrollments Begun to Plateau?
- Who is Learning Online?
- What Types of Institutions Have Online Offerings?
- Have Perceptions of Quality Changed for Online Offerings?
- What are the Barriers to Widespread Adoption of Online Education?