Online Education 101: Myths, Administrative Organization, and Common Terms

Online Education 101: Myths, Administrative Organization, and Common Terms

How to use this section:

  • Understand recent trends in the online and hybrid market
  • Learn about common organizational structures of continuing and online education units
  • Build the necessary knowledge base to successfully launch an online and hybrid education portfolio

Glossary of TermsThis resource defines some key terms and phrases used within the industry.


Online and Hybrid Enrollment Trends

Get a snapshot of the current national and segment-specific trends in the online and hybrid education market. Browse the entire resource here or download your segment below:


Three Myths About Online and Hybrid Learning

Despite growth in both the number of online programs and student enrollment, misconceptions about the potential and limitations of online learning persist. Use this brief to dispel the three most prevalent myths pertaining to the scalability, quality, and global reach of online education.


MOOCs and MOOC Providers: Where are they now?

While MOOCs and their providers are no longer the novelty they once were, they continue to impact the online education landscape. Use this brief to better understand the key lessons from the MOOC trend.

For additional context about MOOCs and their providers see:


Resource for COE Forum Members: COE Organizational Benchmarking Survey

The survey is designed to examine continuing and professional education organizational models irrespective of primary modality or program type. This survey assists you and your team make a fact-based case for the resources and organizational structures needed to achieve institutional goals.


On-Demand Webconference Analyzing the Typical Organization Structures of COE units

This short on-demand webconference covers benefits and tradeoffs of the most typical structures for adult, online, and professional education.


FAQs about Organizing and Developing a COE unit

This FAQ uses data from EAB’s Organizational Benchmarking Survey to answer some of your most pressing organizational design questions ranging from what to name your COE unit to how to invest in partnerships with corporations, NGOs, and government agencies.

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