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New Research About Online College Students

Understanding who is studying online and what they are looking for in an online degree is critical for success. Now, a new report from Learning House and Aslanian Market Research provides some answers. “Online College Students 2014: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” shares the results of the third annual survey of 1,500 former, current and future online students.

Now, you have a chance to learn the results of the report. Dr. David Clinefelter, Chief Academic Officer of Learning House, and Carol B. Aslanian, Senior Vice President of Aslanian Market Research, a division of EducationDynamics, presented key findings of the report in this webinar.

Learn about

  • How students consider cost, and how they plan to pay for their degree
  • Most popular fields of study
  • Key selection criteria when choosing a degree program
  • Effective marketing messagings
  • And more
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About the Presenters

dclinefelterDr. David Clinefelter is the Chief Academic Officer at The Learning House, Inc., in Louisville, Ky., where he develops the highest academic tools, training and strategies for the company’s online partners. Dave’s 30-year career in education spans all levels, from K-12 to higher education.

At the postsecondary level, Dr. Clinefelter began as a professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and a lecturer at The Ohio State University before he became vice president of academic affairs at Graceland University, a liberal arts institution in Iowa. From 1996 to 1997, Dr. Clinefelter served as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Northwest Missouri State University. At the conclusion of his fellowship year, he became president of Graceland University and served in that capacity for six years. In 2002, Dr. Clinefelter joined Kaplan University as provost, and he joined Walden University in 2010 as Chief Academic Officer.



Carol B. Aslanian is Senior Vice President of Aslanian Market Research, the market research unit of EducationDynamics. She is a national authority on the characteristics and learning patterns of adult students and has given hundreds of presentations on the topic and led market research projects for more than 200 colleges, universities and educational agencies. Ms. Aslanian has received several national awards for her contributions to the fields of community service and continuing education.

Aslanian holds degrees from Cornell University and Harvard University. She served as director of the office of adult learning services at the College Board for more than 20 years, and also helped the Board enhance its services to community colleges. Aslanian also has served on the boards or committees of numerous groups, including the American Marketing Association, the Nontraditional Students Report Board of Advisors and Elderhostel.