The Online Education Barometer (OEB) provides institutions with an independent mechanism to measure, better understand and benchmark the experience of their online students.

Closely aligned to i-graduate’s Student Barometers for on-campus domestic and international students, the OEB allows institutions to easily assess and compare the decision making, expectations and perceptions of all students, regardless of delivery mode.


  • Enhance the experience

    Evaluate and enhance the student experience for online domestic and international students wherever they are located.
  • Gain insight

    Gain valuable insight into the factors influencing students to choose online education options.
  • Flexible analyses

    Survey design enables analysis by different modes of online delivery i.e. 100% online or blended (multi-modal)
  • Assess impact

    Assess the impact of different types of online learning activities.
  • Compare on-campus and online learners

    Alignment with other i-graduate Barometers enables easy comparison between on-campus and online learners across key areas of survey focus.

  • Be competitive

    Remain competitive by identifying areas of shared and differing importance and influence amongst on-campus and online student cohorts.

Scope of survey 

  • Decision-making
  • Application process
  • On-boarding and orientation
  • The learning experience
  • Support services
  • Recommendation
  • Future plans 


The process 

  • Simple process requiring minimal administration at your end
  • Dedicated i-graduate Account Manager
  • Online survey, personalised to reflect the terminology used at your institution
  • Options for reporting results online and in person 

The deliverables 

  • Personalised online survey development, launch and hosting, plus all administration
  • Detailed analysis by discipline, mode of online delivery, level of study and nationality
  • Results benchmarked against competitor groups
  • A face-to-face presentation or a webcast report-back from a senior member of the i-graduate team, highlighting important issues, insights and results