Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Jun 12, 2018
Walmart and other large employers are turning to for-profit Guild Education to manage tuition-reimbursement programs. Walmart's offer promises a debt-free college education to its employees, but academic program choices are limited. 
Nov 07, 2018
Technology-enabled learning might be the future of education, but empirical studies haven't caught up to the hype. Funding is tight and approaches are scattered.

Opinion

November 7, 2018

Campus leaders should prioritize excellence, differentiation and institutional fidelity as they build new academic programs, Scott Moore writes.

November 7, 2018

Maintaining brand equity through scarcity while also scaling (sometimes with OPMs) to meet global demand.

October 31, 2018

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

October 31, 2018

Affordable degrees at scale have arrived. The momentum behind this movement is undeniable, and its impact will be significant, Ray Schroeder writes.

October 31, 2018

A partial list of the things we don't know about working with an online program management provider.

October 24, 2018

Are alumni benefits the killer app of nondegree programs from elite schools?

October 24, 2018

Educational technology companies have some trust issues and should be required to prove that they're pursuing more than their own financial bottom line, John Katzman and Stephen Bailey argue.

October 17, 2018

A conversation with the gurus of ed tech.

October 17, 2018

Robert Ubell spent years encouraging professors to overcome their fears, try something new and teach on the web. Now he's trying to practice what he preached.

October 10, 2018

Colleges should put digital tools at the center of their programs for ensuring academic success of students who are first in their families to go to college, write Ana M. Martinez Aleman, Heather Rowan-Kenyon and Mandy Savitz-Romer.

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June 12, 2018

Walmart and other large employers are turning to for-profit Guild Education to manage tuition-reimbursement programs. Walmart's offer promises a debt-free college education to its employees, but academic program choices are limited. 

June 6, 2018

Tech giant is working with universities to bring the functionality of a student ID card to the iPhone and Apple Watch.

April 23, 2018

The University of Phoenix’s online enrollment plummets while Western Governors and Southern New Hampshire near 100,000 students as they vie to rule the roost.

April 17, 2018

Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.

August 24, 2017

The new "Forever" GI Bill includes a $75 million program to let military veterans use federal benefits for technology courses through noncollege providers -- another potential challenge to traditional higher ed.

June 12, 2017

New study finds students at most risk may be those least well served by learning outside the classroom.

June 12, 2017

New Facebook features intended for developers could, if expanded, turn the social networking site into an online learning platform.

May 30, 2017

The university lays off dozens of remote, part-time staffers (with plans to hire full-timers) as part of a reorganization process ahead of projected enrollment growth for its competency-based division.

May 22, 2017

Report on online education landscape suggests potentially leaner times ahead for colleges hoping to profit in the market. Community colleges are already seeing it.

May 8, 2017

To mixed reactions from analysts, 2U acquires its way into the certificate and international markets.

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November 7, 2018

Technology-enabled learning might be the future of education, but empirical studies haven't caught up to the hype. Funding is tight and approaches are scattered.

November 5, 2018

Sessions at Educause touched on academic technology collaboration, transparency around data collection, transitioning to active learning and more.

October 31, 2018

Two foreign-language instructors teamed up to work with a publisher on a digital textbook, but the idea didn't fully blossom until much later.

October 31, 2018

Online learning offers instructors an opportunity to rethink their approach to assessment. A new book hopes to spur that conversation.

October 24, 2018

The company is offering its computer science curriculum -- and kicking in some funds -- to 10 institutions this academic year, with more to follow.

October 24, 2018

A few state- or systemwide organizations supporting digital learning have closed in recent years, but those left standing have solidified their value, according to a new WCET report.

October 24, 2018

A new tool kit from the AAUP offers faculty groups concrete steps for ensuring that partnerships with for-profit companies don't threaten academic freedom and program integrity.

October 17, 2018

A small environmental college in Maine created a suite of specialized online programs with help from faculty and staff enthusiasts.

October 17, 2018

Winners of a federal innovation challenge convened last week to ponder higher education's most pressing problems and the technology tools that might address them.

October 17, 2018

A new open online course at Wesleyan serves students contemplating career paths and alumni who want to rethink theirs. Can the online format help liberal arts institutions become more practical?

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