DETC 84th Annual Conference
April 11-13, 2010
The L'Auberge Del Mar * Del Mar, CA
Online Higher Education Market Update:
Recession, Recovery and the Long-term
Mr. Richard Garrett,
Managing Director, Continuing & Professional Education
and Online Higher Education Learning Collaboratives,
Tuesday, April 13th *
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. * Platinum Ballroom
This presentation will explore Eduventures' latest estimates and forecasts for the online higher education market in the United States. Broader economic drivers will be considered, as one variable among many that will determine the growth horizon for this sector. Current online higher education market characteristics will be laid out, and different scenarios presented. Finally, the reality and promise of online higher education will be assessed in terms of major higher education policy challenges.
Mr. Richard Garrett leads Eduventures Continuing & Professional Education Learning Collaborative (CPE-LC) and Online Higher Education Learning Collaborative (OHE-LC), membership programs for institutions seeking to grow their adult and online enrollment and enhance their operations. The CPE and OHE programs are unique sources of intelligence on adult and online higher education enrollment and programming trends, evolving consumer demand, school positioning and operational strategies. Richard has more than 14 years' experience researching higher education trends worldwide, particularly online learning, non-traditional students, internationalization, and commercial activity.
Prior to joining Eduventures in 2005, Richard was Deputy Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education in the United Kingdom, a position he held from 2001 to 2005. Publications include Benchmarking Online Operations: Snapshots of an Emerging Industry (Eduventures, 2009), Online Higher Education Market Update 2009 (Eduventures, 2009), Competing in Online Higher Education 2008 (Eduventures, 2008), Blending In: The Extent & Promise of Blended Learning in the United States (Sloan-C, 2007), Online Higher Education: Retention Benchmarks and Strategies (Eduventures, 2007), E-Learning in Tertiary Education: Where Do We Stand? (a 2005 book commissioned by the OECD, Paris), and The Global Education Index 2005 (a study of 50 firms worldwide operating in the postsecondary education market, OBHE, 2005).
Richard has also worked as a researcher in the School of Education, University of Surrey and at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, both in the United Kingdom. Richard earned both a B.A. and an M.A. from King’s College, University of London, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Cambridge.
Online Higher Education Market Update: Recession, Recovery and the Long-term