2012 Vision 2020 Update

Distributed Learning


The Vision 2020 Grant program has set aside about $800,000 to “seed” a viable and comprehensive DL delivery model for NIU. These monies are available for either the

  • NIU home-grown DL model, or
  • A model provided by a private online delivery firm with a “turn-key” revenue-sharing approach

The Vision 2020 Plan projected 81,250 student credit hours through a comprehensive distributed learning system by 2020.

NIU’s DL offerings currently generate about 16,000 student credit hours from about 13 programs. 


Online Degree and Certificate Programs

 

2011 2012 3-Year 5-Year By 2020
Increase in online certificate and degree programs 8 13 Add 3 - 5 Add 6 -12 Add 12 - 25
Total of 49