Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in America
Higher Education Institutions in Africa (HEIA)
Research Network for Advancing AL$
Research on the current state of online education at HBCUs boldly claim that HBCUs are still lagging behind their national counterparts in the adoption of online learning. As a result, proponents of equal access to distributed education and quality instruction may lead us to believe that HBCUs are neglecting the needs of their unique student populations and that online education is not considered as potential strategic asset. On the contrary, closer examination of student success at HBCUs shows that they are indeed addressing the needs of their students by introducing online programs at a modest pace. HBCUs have a lot to share and leveraging affordable learning solution for developing quality online programs at a lower cost could be an avenue for growing programs, increasing college access and success for minority students.
It is critical to have a national forum enabling these institutions sharing similar goals, challenges and interests, to network, share best practices related to their communities and build eLearning capacity.