Profile of an Online College Student [infographic]

As you know, one of the things that this site focuses on is trying to understand how we might merge civic engagement and experiential learning with online education. It is probably important, therefore, to understand as much as we can about online students.Even though I am reluctant to pay too much attention to things that put people in boxes; the data expressed in this infographic from onlinecolleges.com provides some data worth paying attention to regarding online students.

 
Profile of an Online College Student
Courtesy of: Online Colleges

Shift Happens

By John Hamerlinck

Consider the implications of the numbers in the video below as they relate to civic engagement and higher education. The same realities that suggest some fundamental changes are in order regarding teaching and learning also mean that expanded definitions of ideas like “service” and “civic engagement” are necessary as well.