Sloan Foundation

Sloan Foundation,

fund established (1934) by automobile executive Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. as a philanthropic institution supporting research in various areas. In its early years it stressed support of U.S. economic education and research. After World War II its emphasis shifted in part to medical research, particularly cancer research. In the late 1960s its activities were expanded to include studies in current social problems, science, and technology. These interests, with the addition of a focus on the economy and its effects on standards of living, continued through the 1990s. The foundation has been a major financial supporter of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, established in 1945. In 1998 its endowment exceeded $1 billion.
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Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 500 Midwestern colleges and universities, this year's study, like last year's, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education: (1) Has the growth in online enrollments begun to plateau?; (2) Who offers online courses and programs?; (3) Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?; (4) How do chief academic officers rate the quality of online courses?; and (5) What barriers do academic leaders see to widespread adoption of online learning?
Sloan Foundation. The Drexel Curriculum for Information and Computing Professionals blends the use of information technology and face-to-face encounters in delivery of courses.
Sloan Foundation, Amazon, and The Tides Foundation.
Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 700 southern colleges and universities, this year's study, like last year's, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education: (1) Has the growth in online enrollments begun to plateau?; (2) Who offers online courses and programs?; (3) Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?; (4) How do Chief Academic Officers rate the quality of online courses?; and (5) What barriers do academic leaders see to widespread adoption of online learning?
While those two examples provide professional qualifications in the life sciences, the Sloan Foundation is stimulating a broader approach.
Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities, the study addresses the following key questions: (1) Has the growth in online enrollments begun to plateau?; (2) Who offers online courses and programs?; (3) Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?; (4) How do Chief Academic Officers rate the quality of online courses?; and (5) What barriers do academic leaders see to widespread adoption of online learning?
Sloan Foundation, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Creative Destruction Lab.
Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 400 southern colleges and universities, this special report examines the nature and extent of online learning among the 16 southern states that make up the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).
Sloan Foundation. Research Associate Paula Stephan of Georgia State University and Reinhilde Veugelers of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven organized the meeting.
Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 1,000 colleges and universities, the study addresses the following key questions: (1) Have the course and program offerings in online education entered the mainstream?; (2) Who is teaching online?; (3) Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?; (4) Have online enrollments continued their rapid growth?; and (5) Do Chief Academic Officers and faculty believe in online education?