The Sloan consortium has released a new study that shows that the amount of students taking distance learning courses has jumped 17 percent from 2008.

The 29-page study,Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009, includes facts and statistics about online education gathered over the last eight years and is based on responses and data from more than 2,500 universities and colleges.

“The study is really validating for online education. The numbers and results that are shown in this report are very encouraging for people taking classes online,” said Marcus Varner, and education analyst at Classes and, the leading online source for education and careers.

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The study shows that there is a 17 percent increase of students taking at least one course online. The amount of students taking all of their classes online has increased from 9.6% in 2002 to 25.3% in 2008.

Another interesting find from the study was that the acceptance rate for online learning among teachers declined by 3 percent, despite the overwhelming results of online educations being seen as the same as face-to-face education rising 7 percent to 53 percent total.

The Sloan Consortium Web site provides the complete report for free.

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