Online courses are an essential part of Kent State’s educational offerings. There are 16,000 students taking at least one online class at Kent State, which is equivalent to 40 percent of the student population. In fall 2014, Kent Campus alone offered 677 online classes. System-wide, Kent State offered 1208 online courses. Our focus, however, is on quality rather than quantity. Online courses are entering a new generation of sophistication. The emphasis is on using the digital environment to promote more engagement and better learning opportunities.