The Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) 3

CHLOE, short for the Changing Landscape of Online Education, is now entering its 3rd year, and interest in the content coming from this research continues to climb. The focus of the research has moved beyond earlier foundational questions about online learning to explore a limited series of issues more fully.

Join Eduventures Chief Research Officer Richard Garrett and Ron Legon, Director Emeritus and Senior Adviser for Knowledge Initiatives at Quality Matters to learn how online leaders are addressing the challenges associated with:

  • Shared governance
  • The development of the chief online officer role
  • Quality assurance processes
  • How to measure student engagement
  • Contrasting institutional models in the online learning landscape


Richard Garrett

Richard Garrett

Eduventures Chief Research Officer

Richard has nearly 25 years of experience in higher education research, consulting and policy. From 2015-2019, Richard was also Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, a think tank, part of Tribal Group, focused on global developments in online learning, internationalization and commercial activity and partnerships. Prior to Eduventures, Richard was North America Director for i-graduate, working with clients of the International Student Barometer, the world’s largest survey of the international student experience. From 2005-2013, Richard led Eduventures online higher education practice. Richard has also worked as a researcher in the School of Education & Continuing Studies at the University of Surrey in the UK and as a policy analyst at the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from King’s College London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge.

Ron Legon

Ron Legon

Executive Director Emeritus at Quality Matters and Co-Director of the CHLOE (Changing Landscape of Online Education) Project

Ron served as Executive Director of Quality Matters from 2006 until early 2016 and led the growth of QM to the more than one thousand member institutions it has today.

He also spent 14 years at the University of Baltimore, eleven years as Provost and later as Director of the MBNA eLearning Center. He previously spent 25 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a professor and Associate Vice Chancellor.