To do the research we focused on three variables within the online education that we believe leads to acceptance. These three variables are satisfaction, quality, and effectiveness. To get these three variables we focus on the perceptions of three groups. These three groups are students, educators (faculty and administration), and industry. There is a lot of literature from the student's and educator's perspectives, and with our research we hope to gain some insight into the perception of the Industry.
A survey will be sent out in mid-January to New-England based companies within the two industries described above. We will compile these results and have them available for all to see. Our survey will be done using www.questionpro.com . Check out their page if you are doing a similar type of research.