By Michael StearnsMarch 6, 2018The question that has dogged college admissions since the late 1990s is whether online education can make it harder for students to get into top schools.
The issue is not a new one.
But it has been especially intense in recent years as the number of students graduating college online has surged.
As college applications have soared and the number who get into elite colleges has risen, many of the colleges that have been the leaders in online education have struggled.
In the years since the mid-2000s, only about 20 percent of the nation’s public colleges and universities have had a strong online presence, according to a study by the Education Trust.
While the number has remained high, it has dropped sharply.
More than half of all public colleges in the United States have lost a strong presence in online learning.
As the number at the colleges declines, enrollment at those colleges has also declined.
That has forced the colleges to rethink their strategies.
In recent years, the colleges have taken steps to reduce the number and size of courses that are online.
They have started requiring students to take a course on an online format, and they have also scaled back classes in order to keep up with enrollment growth.
But online learning is not an easy business to replicate at all.
For some colleges, the impact of this shift is already beginning to be felt.
While online learning has increased the number, students and instructors, the number is still low.
And while the growth of online education has helped colleges meet the demands of a rapidly changing student body, it also has meant fewer opportunities for instructors and students to stay engaged and help students learn.
This is one reason the education organizations that are leading the way in online ed are finding it difficult to keep pace.
These colleges have not only had to make hard choices about the size of their online programs, but also the way they structure classes and teach students.
Some colleges are finding that the best way to keep the pace of the growth in online instruction is to reduce class sizes and the size and type of courses.
For instance, many public colleges are offering courses in areas like computer science, engineering and business.
Others are offering classes in languages like Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
And some are offering special courses in the humanities, like the one offered by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
But most colleges are not using these courses as the foundation of their programs.
Instead, they are taking advantage of the flexibility of online learning to design courses that offer more flexibility in how they are taught.
As online learning continues to increase, the most effective ways for colleges to prepare their students for a high quality education are not the traditional high school curriculum, but online.
In a recent report from the Higher Education Partners Council, we asked the colleges in our survey whether they were planning to offer a course online for the coming academic year.
The colleges we asked responded that they would be “actively seeking to expand and expand opportunities for online learning,” according to the report.
But even with these plans, many colleges still have a long way to go.
To better understand how the colleges are managing the challenges they are facing, we surveyed the colleges and asked them to describe their strategies for managing the growth and development of online instruction.
The responses from the colleges we surveyed show that many of them have some flexibility in their online offerings, but others are struggling to keep track of what is being taught, what kind of classes are being taught and how it is being delivered.
Many of the institutions we surveyed are working to create a better online learning environment, which means better classes and better experiences for students.
But this will require a coordinated effort among all of the departments, programs, faculty, administrators and students in the colleges.
We found that colleges are also working together to create more courses for students who are not taking courses at the same time.
This allows them to get more in-depth experience and to prepare for the future.
The best way for colleges that are looking to increase the amount of online classes offered to students is to make more online classes available for students that are not already enrolled in a course.
The students who have enrolled in online classes at their colleges should not be given access to courses that they do not want.
The answer is not to restrict access to online courses.
But to give students access to more online courses, colleges need to work together and make it easier for students and teachers to find, sign up and complete online courses and programs.
In this way, the success of the online learning experience for students will depend on the institutions and their departments working together.
This could mean a number of things, from making the online classes more convenient and easier to access, to creating online courses that students can choose to enroll in.
But these are just a few of the things that colleges can do to help students and educators to better understand the challenges of online online learning, the research they are undertaking, and how they will adapt their offerings.