Diana Oblinger of Educause is currently visiting China, and in a recent post about just how many people there are involved in Higher Education in China she notes: "Distance education in China also takes on amazing dimensions. Two million students are enrolled in their distance education programs. The day I visited Beijing Normal University, historically a teacher education institution, they were conducting in-service training for 10,000 teachers." Wow! Lots of other interesting tidbits in the post.
Of course, the Sloan-C Foundation, in their Online Education in the United States, 2006 survey, reports that, "Nearly 3.2 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2005 term, a substantial increase over the 2.3 million reported the previous year."
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