School of Professional Studies holds online learning symposium

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The UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies recently convened the inaugural Leading the Change: Charlotte Symposium on Online Learning and Beyond. Online learning leaders and advocates across UNC Charlotte discussed ways to best prepare the University for the growing demand from students for high-quality online programs.

The event provided a platform to share successes, exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and envision the exciting path ahead for Charlotte online.

Charlotte saw record enrollment numbers for its online students in fall 2023. Up 36% in four years, the 2,142 online learners who plugged in virtually for the fall semester represent a growing shift in the way people, especially adults 25 and up, are choosing to have their education delivered, according to symposium organizers.

“We have some big online learning goals here at Charlotte,” said Asher Haines, associate provost, School of Professional Studies. “Student demographics are changing, technology is evolving at a rapid rate, and UNC Charlotte is committed to meeting the needs of our region and state.”

Read more on the School of Professional Studies website.