Online Learning

Twelve years of reports examining the changing role of online learning among U.S. degree-granting institutions. The studies reveal the challenges for institutions in realizing the long-term strategic value of online learning while addressing concerns such as retention rates and acceptance by faculty.

Open Educational Resources

These reports, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation with additional support from Pearson, examines the attitudes, opinions, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) among academic administrators and teaching faculty in U.S. higher education.

K-12 Research

Studies of the growing role of online and blended education for U.S. public school districts and high schools. The reports examine both the wide range of applications of online and blended instruction and the barriers that districts and schools face in implementing such programs.


The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, in cooperation with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, appointed the NASULGC-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning. A critical part of this investigation was the examination of experiences and attitudes of the Presidents and Chancellors of these institutions.

Who We Are

Survey design and research

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The Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) is a survey design, implementation, and analysis organization. BSRG was founded in 2005 within the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College to centralize and coordinate the survey research on the Babson Campus. BSRG has worked on a number of large surveys including the annual survey of global entrepreneurship (GEM) involving more than 70 countries and 160,000 respondents worldwide and the annual survey of online education that includes all colleges and universities in the US.

What We Do

Our Services

  • Research and Survey Design
  • Sample Selection
  • Survey Administration
  • Response Rate and Bias Analysis
  • Data Cleaning
  • Database Design
  • Statistical Analysis

What People Are Saying

Quotes about our reports

  • "The Babson OER Survey is incredible. If you care at all about OER, you absolutely need to read it."

    David Wiley
  • "Babson's survey, based on 2,800 academic leaders, also highlights a few nuances such as how traditional colleges are starting to catch for-profit institutions in online learning."

    Larry Dignan, Between the Lines, ZDnet
  • "According to a recent Pearson and Babson Survey Research Group Study 70 percent of faculty members had visited a social media site within the previous month for personal use. More than 55 percent said they made professional use of social media outside the classes they teach, and 41 percent reported use of social media in their teaching."

    Henry Reichman, EdTech