Inside Digital Learning

Takedown of Online Education

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Online Education Rules Under the Microscope

Definitions of innovative teaching models and expectations for accreditors of new programs are on the agenda as the Department of Education considers changing standards.

Why MOOCs Didn't Work, in 3 Data Points

MIT researchers document low retention rates, enrollment declines and general affluence of students to explain why massive open online course providers have largely ditched their original model.

Comparing and Contrasting Competency-Based Programs

Three online or hybrid CBE programs reflect the diversity of approaches to offering instruction on a flexible timetable, and with a focus on acquiring skills.

Digital Learning in 'Inside Higher Ed' This Week

Among the topics: no federal fine for Western Governors; proposal would lift cap on outsourced programs; research on impact of email feedback from professors.

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