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Elsevier, AcademicCME and ArcheMedX Announce the All-New ThrombosisClinic.com

New ThrombosisClinic.com will be the first informatics-powered, connected learning environment for continuing education.

PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Elsevier’s Office of Continuing Medical Education (EOCME) announced today that it is extending its existing collaboration with AcademicCME and ArcheMedX to re-launch the ThrombosisClinic.com website. The ArcheMedX connected learning platform will power the new site to create a collaborative learning experience for interdisciplinary teams of clinicians.

“The all-new, ThrombosisClinic.com will be a critical resource designed to reduce mortality and improve outcomes for patients with thromboembolic disease by providing clinicians with a more effective and more efficient lifelong learning solution,” said Sandy Breslow, Director of the EOCME. The new site provides a one-of-a-kind educational resource for the entire interdisciplinary clinical team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers dedicated to thrombosis prevention, treatment and management.

By delivering advanced education to the complete clinical team including underserved clinical areas such as dentistry, orthopedics, and OB/GYN, “ThrombosisClinic.com will provide clinicians from primary care to intensive care access to evidence-based strategies that can be immediately employed in practice,” said Dr. Timothy Hayes, President of AcademicCME.

The site will centraliThrombosisClinic.comze the clinician’s natural learning actions and simplify their lifelong learning journey. In an age when clinicians face a daily challenge to stay current with new and emerging best practices, the all-new ThrombosisClinic.com will introduce resources and an innovative set of connected learning tools that clinicians need to streamline their information gathering and support practical, lifelong learning.

Recent data suggest that the majority of clinicians are using new social technologies for the express purpose of lifelong learning and professional development. As a result, Brian S. McGowan, PhD, Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX, said, “A key innovation of the all-new ThrombosisClinic.com site is the launch of a series of curriculum-based “Virtual Courses” designed to more effectively educate interdisciplinary teams as they participate in collaborative learning activities.” Small, trusted cohorts of learners will engage with faculty and assist each other in completing educational objectives throughout the virtual courses and collaborative learning environment.

Powered by the ArcheMedX Connected Learning Platform, the site will seamlessly connect the virtual courses and new forms of educational content to Elsevier’s comprehensive archives of clinical publications, making it simple for clinicians to access, review, share, and apply related educational content to clinical practice. Access to the new Virtual Courses, collaborative learning tools, and other educational activities on ThrombosisClinic.com will be available for registered learners beginning in the second half of 2013.

To learn more about overall site plans and how the ArcheMedX platform and connected learning tools are being leveraged, please contact Sandy Breslow Director, Elsevier’s Office of CME, or Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD, President of AcademicCME. For additional information on the ArcheMedX Connected Learning Architecture and the Natural Learning Actions Model, please contact Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO of ArcheMedX, Inc.

About AcademicCME
AcademicCME is an accredited healthcare solutions medical education company designed to impact practice behavior and thus patient outcomes. AcademicCME leadership draws on extensive experience with clinical research, clinical practice and the delivery of continuing medical education. The team at AcademicCME has a unique understanding of the dynamics between physician behavior, patient care and practice-based educational needs. Therefore, educational content that presents up-to-date evidence based data is transformed into practical applications in daily clinical practice. Visithttp://www.academiccme.com for more information.

About ArcheMedX
ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e‐learning technology company with the singular mission to build the structure required to transform medical education through new connected learning and assessment models. By engineering an informatics‐powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. Visithttps://www.archemedx.com for more information.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirectScopusReaxysClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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Ozmosis Announces Launch of ArcheMedX to Disrupt Medical Education

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2013

Ozmosis, Inc., a leading provider of social business software and care collaboration solutions to the healthcare industry, announced the spin out of ArcheMedX, a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company delivering collaborative learning solutions to improve medical education. Given the explosive growth of its education business, Ozmosis has also announced that Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & Chairman of Ozmosis, will lead ArcheMedX as CEO. Ike Brenner, Founder and Former CEO of Prematics, will assume day-to-day leadership of Ozmosis.

“By spinning out ArcheMedX, we are extending the benefits of Ozmosis to the education market and fundamentally disrupting the learning and assessment model in healthcare”, said Joel Selzer, Chairman of Ozmosis and CEO of ArcheMedX, “and with Ike now leading Ozmosis, both businesses are well positioned to accelerate growth and adoption.”

Based on the clinical informatics and collaboration technology developed by Ozmosis and the research and expertise of Brian S. McGowan, PhD, ArcheMedX (/ärk’ – ki – med – ics/) has engineered a learning architecture that encourages clinicians to conduct their natural learning actions either individually, as part of a cohort, or within a broader collaborative learning network. “Clinicians are busy and increasingly overwhelmed by emergent medical knowledge and educational content. By centralizing the natural learning actions of clinicians in a single platform, we can now ensure that lessons learned once, can be learnt permanently,” said Brian S McGowan PhD, Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX.

With more than a decade as a medical educator and educational research scientist working both within Academia and Industry, Brian ensures that ArcheMedX will be a leading voice in a new era of connected learning. Coupled with Joel’s experience running Ozmosis, one of the world’s leading physician social networking and care collaboration companies, Brian and Joel bring a deep understanding to ArcheMedX of how health care professionals use emerging technologies to access information, share knowledge and engage in collaborative learning activities.

Despite the significant funding devoted to developing well-designed educational content, today’s continuing medical education (CME) courses struggle to improve medical competency. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) views the traditional CME model to be “broken” and has called for a “new, comprehensive vision” for professional development in the health professions. ArcheMedX answers this call by organizing and connecting disparate learning actions in a single system; thereby enabling clinicians to more easily extract critical insights and apply more meaningful lessons to clinical practice.

About ArcheMedX
ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company with the singular mission to build the structure required to transform medical education through new connected learning and assessment models. By engineering an informatics-powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. Visit https://www.archemedx.com for more information.

About Ozmosis
Ozmosis is a provider of social business software and care collaboration solutions to the healthcare industry. Its enterprise platform, OzmosisESP, enables hospitals, healthcare systems and healthcare service organizations to facilitate collaboration and communication around any targeted content, user groups, and workflow. At the heart of OzmosisESP is a model for clinical communication and collaborative care that weaves a healthcare organization’s social strategy and tools into its underlying content and workflows, enabling staff and clinicians to collaborate seamlessly with anyone, anytime and from anywhere. Visit http://ozmosis.com for more information.

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RESOURCE: How Cisco’s Learning Network Became a Social Hub for the IT Industry

Medical education providers should take page out of Cisco’s social learning playbook.

The Cisco Learning Network has become an industry-wide portal where IT students and professionals around the globe learn, share knowledge and find job opportunities. Cisco VP Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn says that the network is helping her company grow faster, particularly in new emerging markets.

Five years ago, Learning@Cisco, the educational services division of Cisco Systems, built a social network platform it called the Cisco Learning Network to help teach and train people who wanted to learn how to become certified by Cisco. But since then it has grown to become a portal for the entire IT industry with over 2 million users who share information on everything from Cisco certification to job searches. It has allowed Cisco to differentiate its brand, create loyal customers, mine for marketing insights and influence the market.

In a new Q&A, Cisco Vice President and General Manager Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn discusses the evolution of the Cisco Learning Network with MIT Sloan Management Review Social Business contributing editor, Robert Berkman. She reveals the origin of the network, how Cisco has attracted so many users and how its popularity in the industry has enhanced the company as a whole.

Read the full Q&A at MIT Sloan Management Review

 

Interactive Medical Education With ArcheMedX

ArcheMedX, a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company, is the brainchild of Joel Selzer, serial entrepreneur  (Ozmosis and Medical Funding Services) and Brian S. McGowan, PhD, author of #SocialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare.  With Joel’s experience building healthcare technology businesses and Brian’s broad experience in medical education, leading teams at Wyeth, Pfizer, Cephalon, HealthAnswers Inc., and Acumentis LLC.,  ArcheMedX has a bright future.

ArcheMedX launched this past January ahead of the 38th Annual Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Conference, with a mission to simplify medical education and assessment. By organizing and connecting the natural learning actions of clinicians through either self-directed or collaborative learning platforms, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment, and support. (for more on the natural learning actions model, check out: https://www.archemedx.com/blog/exploring-the-natural-learning-actions-archemedx-blog/)

“With the launch of ArcheMedX, we are enabling medical education providers to dramatically improve retention at a much lower cost than legacy offerings”, said Joel Selzer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ArcheMedX.

From the press release:

“ArcheMedX solutions simplify learning for clinicians and educational planners:

  •  The ArcheMedX Self-Directed Learning Architecture seamlessly integrates a structured set of learning tools within any website, enabling clinicians to more easily take their natural learning actions.
  • The ArcheMedX Cohort-Based Learning Architecture effectively flips the traditional medical meeting model by engaging clinicians in pre- and post- learning opportunities through small, safe and trusted learning cohorts.
  • The ArcheMedX Massive Online Learning Architecture supports the development of custom learning communities where the broader social graph of clinicians can learn from peers and faculty in collaborative learning networks.”

With the self-directed learning format, ArcheMedX allows individual users to take notes, set reminders, search through related content and learn interactively and efficiently on any web or mobile program offered by the educational provider.  The cohort-learning program is designed to “flip” the live medical meeting and engage groups of up to 30 clinician learners (or patients) around educational objectives with collaborative assignments, structured and/or ad-hoc learning activities and educational content, resources and tools.  In the cohort model, learners can interact with each other and medical faculty ahead of and after in-person medical meetings, regional conferences and satellite symposiums.  In this way, users can develop a better understanding of the educational content and connect with faculty and peers well beyond the few hours a traditional meeting offers.

ArcheMedX fundamentally changes how educational planners can deliver well-planned content and creates an entirely new model for assessing the efficacy and impact of their educational programs”, said Brian S. McGowan PhD, Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX.

One very cool aspect of ArcheMedX is its ability to track and assess learning effectiveness.  Until now, educators have struggled to track the efficiency and correctly evaluate their training programs.  Usually, surveys are sent out to the users of the programs, but the number of responders and the correct or incorrect choice of questions limit these surveys.

ArcheMedX aggregates data about learning actions and combines it with rapid polling to gather information about program effectiveness in new and innovative ways. As clinicians take their natural learning actions through the ArcheMedX platform, the system’s informatics engine helps organizations effectively assess the effectiveness of the program by aggregating and analyzing the content and activity shared by each learner. This is a remarkably useful tool for educators that can be used to constantly update and improve the quality of their program.

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Joan Justice

Joan Justice is currently the Senior Curator for HealthWorksCollective. She holds both a nursing and a graduate business degree, and has worked in domestic and international marketing management for several major healthcare corporations. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cohorts Provided Latest in Social Learning and Instructional Technologies

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE TO OFFER CERTIFICATE IN LUNG CANCER DECISION‐MAKING

MILLSTONE Township, NJ (January 31, 2013) ‐ Oncology Learning Network (OLN), an initiative of North American Center for Continuing Education (NACCME), announces the development of “Decision‐making in Non‐small Cell Lung Cancer,” a 14‐week, web‐based continuing education initiative for health professionals who care for non‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.

“The complexity of lung cancer advancements requires new models of learning to keep pace. This course is designed to match the speed of change in NSCLC evidence‐based practices by delivering the curriculum within a collaborative learning platform,” commented Stephen Chavez, senior director, educational strategy for OLN and NACCME.

The course includes seven roundtable discussions hosted by NSCLC experts who interview guests on topics such as CT screening, immunotherapy and vaccines, molecular testing, maintenance therapy: beyond second and third‐line options, new modalities in radiation therapy, supportive care, histology and pathology.

The course will be powered by the ArcheMedX Collaborative Learning Platform. Brian S. McGowan, PhD, chief learning officer for ArcheMedX, explains, “To be useful, information must be connected to existing knowledge with context and shaped by the experience of each individual learner. Medical education that is structured around a model of connected learning has proven increasingly effective in bringing about practice change.”

Learner cohorts—oncologists, oncology nurses, pulmonologists, pathologists and radiologists—will be recruited by PeerAudience via integrated, multimedia distribution channels, including the targeted use of social media. To learn more about OLN or the “Decision‐making in Non‐small Cell Lung Cancer” CME activity, contact Stephen Chavez at or visit: www.oncologylearningnetwork.com.

About Peer Audience
PeerAudience is committed to helping medical education providers succeed in their missions to deliver high‐quality CME, and ultimately, improve patient outcomes. Through its opted‐in network of 2M+ physicians and healthcare professionals from around the world, PeerAudience enables its partners to:

  • pinpoint the areas of greatest educational need;
  • host content in online and mobile‐friendly channels;
  • ensure maximum participation levels from targeted professionals;
  • and report detailed, transparent outcomes to program supporters. 

Visit www.peeraudience.com for more information.

About ArcheMedX
ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e‐learning technology company with the singular mission to build the structure required to transform medical education through new connected learning and assessment models. By engineering an informatics‐powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. Visit www.archemedx.com for more information.

About Oncology Learning Network
OLN, a NACCME initiative, provides oncologists with the knowledge they need to treat patients and improve outcomes. Together with expert faculty, collaborative institutions and world‐class formats, OLN is the authority in meeting the learning needs of oncology specialists. OLN’s mix of live, print and web‐based formats tackle head‐on the practical continuing education challenges that face today’s busy oncologist. Visit www.oncologylearningnetwork.com more information.

About North American Center for Continuing Medical Education
NACCME, LLC, an HMP Communications Holdings Company, provides the highest quality CME/CE across medical disciplines and therapeutic areas. In conjunction with top medical faculty, NACCME develops evidence‐based initiatives that target specific educational needs, assisting healthcare professionals in improving patient outcomes by bridging the gap between current and best healthcare practices. Visit www.naccme.com for more information.

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RESOURCE: Informatics Professor: Implementing the Learning Healthcare System Can Be Facilitated Using the Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine

The enthusiasm for big data and for the use of analytics and business intelligence with that data is reaching a fevered pitch. I share that enthusiasm, but also know from both my clinical and my informatics experience that knowledge will not emanate just by turning on the data spigot from the growing number of electronic health record (EHR) systems now in operational use. However, if we approach the problem properly, I believe we can achieve the goals of the learning healthcare system as eloquently laid out in various reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) [1, 2]

A complementary approach to learning from EHR and other clinical data can be to apply the basic approach of evidence-based medicine (EBM) [4]. In some ways, EBM is antagonistic to EHR data analytics, with the former giving the most value to evidence from controlled experiments, especially randomized controlled trials (RCTs), while the latter makes use of real-world observational data that may be incomplete, incorrect, and inconsistent.

But I maintain that we can look to the process of EBM to guide us in how to best approach the “evidence” of EHR data analytics and the learning health system. EBM is not just about finding RCTs. Rather, it uses a principled approach to find and apply the best evidence to make clinical decisions. In particular, EBM done most effectively uses four steps:

  1. Ask an answerable question
  2. Find the best evidence
  3. Critically appraise the evidence
  4. Apply it to the patient situation

By: Dr. William Hersch

http://informaticsprofessor.blogspot.com/2013/01/implementing-learning-healthcare-system.html

Startup wants to transform continuing medical education to engage healthcare professionals

When you think of medical education and social media, it tends to be associated with medical school student and physician online communities or if you think gaming — medical simulators or video segments led by a physician.One startup has developed software designed to make continuing education for groups of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals more interactive.

Joel Selzer is a co-founder and CEO of Charlottesville, Virginia-based ArcheMedX. He’s a serial entrepreneur whose previous companies like Ozmosis use social tools to help healthcare professionals with collaborative learning and to communicate more effectively around clinical practices.

ArcheMedX provides software as a service and focuses on three learning formats: individual, small groups or cohorts, and larger collaborative networks. With the self-directed learning format, users can take notes, set reminders for themselves and run searches around curated content from an educational planner, download notes and share them with colleagues.

Cohort learning, for example, is developed to engage groups of up to 30 with collaborative assignments, timeline, calendar, accountability and expectations. The idea is users in this group will work together to answer their own questions and interact with faculty ahead of and after in-person medical meetings. The goal is for users to develop a better understanding of the seminars in the context of their practice and have more contact with other professional learners.

The company wants to replicate and expand the experience of attending an annual conference where people in a specialty see each other only once a year. A group of seven or eight might meet up, talk about some of the sessions, clarify things they didn’t understand and get into a conversation talking about things they learned from the sessions and expand it into a broader discussion about trends in their specialty. That’s the very kind of dynamic learning experience the company wants to capture.

Brian S. McGowan is a co-founder and chief learning officer, who has served as a medical education consultant and previously led medical education at Pfizer. He told MedCity News in a phone interview that the company is using the efficiencies of new technologies to overcome the passive inefficiencies of continuing medical education. “The question is can we build a learning architecture that leverages not just the social parts of learning, but accelerates the individual experience by making it easier for clinicians to take their natural learning actions?”

The company has developed commercial partnerships with 12 medical societies and medical education groups to offer the software to their members. Among them are the New Jersey Academy of Family PhysiciansNorth American Center for Continuing Medical Education and MedEd Rules — a group that manages certified medical education activities for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. They have identified particular gaps they want ArcheMedX to fill.

With all of the social media platforms that exist and have become increasingly sophisticated since they were developed like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ one might wonder why the company has not made use of them. McGowan has two words: “trust” and “control.” “If you don’t have 100 percent certainty over engagement, that will be a pretty huge barrier in any meaningful way. You have to ensure that the participants trust the environment in which they are engaged.”

January 30, 2013 4:08 pm by 

Read more: http://medcitynews.com/2013/01/startup-wants-to-transform-continuing-medical-education-to-engage-healthcare-professionals/#ixzz2JWilv0jp

 

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ArcheMedX Learning Architecture Launches To Simplify Medical Education and Transform Assessment

Continuing medical education programs powered by the ArcheMedX connected learning platform deliver more engaging content, enabling clinicians to efficiently extract critical insights and apply more meaningful lessons to clinical practice.

https://archemedx.com | ArcheMedX (/ärkˈ – ki – med – ics/), a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company, launched today ahead of the 38th Annual Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Conference with a mission to simplify medical education and assessment. By organizing and connecting the natural learning actions of clinicians through either self-directed or collaborative learning platforms, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment, and support. ArcheMedX Logo

ArcheMedX has engineered a new framework for learning and a complimentary learning architecture that encourages clinicians to conduct their natural learning actions around planned content either individually, as part of a cohort, or within a broader collaborative learning network. “With the launch of ArcheMedX, we are fundamentally disrupting the online learning and assessment model for all healthcare professionals”, said Joel Selzer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ArcheMedX.

ArcheMedX solutions simplify learning for clinicians and educational planners:

•            The ArcheMedX Self-Directed Learning Architecture seamlessly integrates a structured set of learning tools within any website, enabling clinicians to more easily take their natural learning actions.

•            The ArcheMedX Cohort-Based Learning Architecture effectively flips the traditional medical meeting model by engaging clinicians in pre- and post- learning opportunities through small, safe and trusted learning cohorts.

•            The ArcheMedX Massive Online Learning Architecture supports the development of custom learning communities where the broader social graph of clinicians can learn from peers and faculty in collaborative learning networks.

“Clinicians are busy and increasingly overwhelmed by emergent medical knowledge and educational content. By centralizing the natural learning actions of clinicians we can ensure that lessons learned once, can be learnt permanently.” said Brian S. McGowan PhD, Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX, “Moreover, ArcheMedX fundamentally changes how educational planners can deliver well-planned content and creates an entirely new model for assessing the efficacy and impact of their educational programs.”

Based on more than a decade as a medical educator and educational research scientist working both within Academia and Industry, Dr. McGowan ensures that ArcheMedX will be a leading voice in a new era of connected learning.  Coupled with Mr. Selzer’s’ experience running Ozmosis, one of the world’s leading physician social networking and care collaboration companies, the leadership team brings a deep understanding to ArcheMedX of how health care professionals use emerging technologies to access information, share knowledge, and engage in collaborative learning activities.

Since the ArcheMedX platform and learning architectures are delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, they can be seamlessly embedded within an organization’s existing mobile / web assets and tailored to meet specific educational planning and content needs.

— About ArcheMedX —

ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company with the singular mission to build the structure required to transform medical education through new connected learning and assessment models. By engineering an informatics-powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment, and support.  Visit https://archemedx.com for more information.

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RESOURCE: 77% of Academic Leaders Rate MOOC Outcomes Same or Superior to Face-to-Face Learning – Compass Higher Education Consulting

Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States,” a 2012 collaborative survey report based on responses from over 2,800 academic leaders and published by the Babson Survey Research Group, College Board and the Sloan Consortium, shows a clear migration and accepting uptake of MOOC’S (Massive Open Online Courses). The quality, viability and accessibility have all risen to record rates of acceptance. At least by students.

  • Over 6.7 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2011 term, an increase of 570,000 students over the previous year.
  • Seventy-seven percent of academic leaders rate the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face-to-face.
  • Thirty-two percent of higher education students now take at least one course online.

Download the full survey  ”Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States. (PDF – 47 pages).

via 77% of Academic Leaders Rate MOOC Outcomes Same or Superior to Face-to-Face Learning – Compass Higher Education Consulting.