Absolutely! Some are completely online, while others we call “hybrids” require students to come to campus or to another location for some activities such as lab work or tests or specific modules or perhaps week long residencies or more. Some have set start and ending times or dates while others are flexible. Some require students to participate in real time activities using chat tools or discussion boards for group activities. Some have deadlines for assignments and assessments, while others are self-paced. Some courses are highly interactive while others require students to work more independently.
Online education enrollment has continued to grow according to the new report, Digital Learning Compass: Digital Education Enrollment Report 2017. The overall enrollment in higher education, however, has fallen in the past three years.