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Business Issues in Online Education
  • Stephen Schiffman, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
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What are the key business issues institutions are trying to solve in sustaining and growing their online programs? What “value-adding” attributes of online education are as perceived not just by individual learners but more generally by customers and markets? These are some of the topics explored in the report “Business Issues in Online Education” (forthcoming in Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, Volume 6 in the Sloan-C series) funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and based on my conversations this past year with over 50 interviewees at 25 online programs at eleven prominent not-for-profit higher learning institutions.

© 2005 The Sloan Consortium. This article was published in Sloan-C View: Perspectives in Quality Online Education, vol. 4, iss. 1, pp. 3-4 and may be found here.

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Stephen Schiffman. "Business Issues in Online Education" (2005)
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