Teaching and Learning Online
Over the past six years, online enrollments have grown fourteen times faster than overall higher education enrollments (Allen & Seaman, 2009). Now, more than one in four college students takes at least one online course during their undergraduate career. It is no longer surprising to see entire degree programs being offered completely online. At the same time, the notion of what online learning is has continued to evolve as the web has become more sophisticated; providing access to an abundance of learning content and new opportunities for connecting and communicating. The 2010 Institute theme, Teaching and Learning Online, has been selected to underscore the importance of these changes. Shaped by this theme, the Institute has been designed to engage faculty participants in the exploration of both tools and practices that will support to the development of foundational knowledge and skills of online pedagogy.