In a Chronicle of Education survey, sponsored by Blackboard, 350 presidents of four-year colleges provided feedback and insights around innovations in higher education, including the role various constituencies play in advancing ideas, as well as their opinions on online learning, hybrid courses, and competency-based degrees.
Read the full report here [PDF]: “The Innovative University: Presidents Think About Change in American Higher Education”
The focus of the survey highlighted the following areas:
- How public and private college leaders agree and disagree on the direction of U.S. higher education
- Who should be leading change on the college campus
- What innovations will have the most impact in the future
The following post highlights results focused on online and hybrid teaching and learning:
An overwhelming majority of presidents—three quarters at private institutions and even more at public campuses—think that hybrid courses that contain both face-to-face and online components will have a positive impact on higher education. They are more skeptical, however, about massive open online courses (MOOCs), at least in their current form. Half of the presidents surveyed suspect that MOOCs will have a negative impact on higher education.
Two-thirds of presidents say that the pace of change is too slow.
Presidents believe that the focus right now should be on changes to the model of teaching and learning.
Presidents believe hybrid courses that blend face-to-face learning as well as adaptive learning will have the most positive influence on the future of higher education.
57% indicate faculty don’t get enough support to move their courses online/hybrid:
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