Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Jan 14, 2019
Trump administration rejects findings from a 2017 inspector general audit that found the online giant WGU out of compliance and recommended that it pay back $713 million in federal aid.
Jan 18, 2019
The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded space.

Opinion

January 16, 2019

Why the online program management industry must adopt academic norms of critical self-evaluation.

January 16, 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence carry inherent risks to colleges and universities and their students -- but only if the people making the decisions fail to exert control over the tools’ influence, Fred Singer argues.

January 9, 2019

The advent of online education was a classic Clayton Christensen disrupter. That was a quarter of a century ago. Now the disrupter is becoming disrupted.

January 9, 2019

Why our digital learning community should talk less about technology and more about the larger social and economic trends.

January 9, 2019

Can providers of massive open online courses achieve their goal of educating the most possible people when their offerings are overwhelmingly in English? No, Roberto Rey Agudo argues.

December 12, 2018

The growing use of voice search and virtual digital assistants will have an increasing impact on how we deliver, search for and market higher education.

December 12, 2018

Incumbents, upstarts or nowhere?

December 12, 2018

Fans and foes of letting students use laptops and phones in class hold fervent views. Jordan Troisi and Aaron Richmond suggest acting based on research instead -- and offer recommendations.

December 5, 2018

Creating a sharing economy for MOOC content among universities in open online consortiums wouldn’t be simple but could have enormous benefits for those institutions and others, Daniel Seaton writes.

December 5, 2018

As important as the internet?

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Archive

January 14, 2019

Trump administration rejects findings from a 2017 inspector general audit that found the online giant WGU out of compliance and recommended that it pay back $713 million in federal aid.

January 7, 2019

The Education Department's proposals for upcoming negotiated rule-making process would narrow the responsibilities of accreditors and modify federal definitions for credit hour and distance education.

December 19, 2018

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

December 5, 2018

An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.

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.

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Archive

January 18, 2019

The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded space.

January 16, 2019

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.

January 16, 2019

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

January 9, 2019

The Indiana university will expand online with support from the entity formerly known as for-profit Kaplan. Plans reflect debate over how two unlike institutions can (and should) combine strengths.

January 9, 2019

Does a small decline in the share of all academic programs that are delivered at a distance suggest that online has peaked?

December 12, 2018

A new online institution, a transforming textbook market, shifting landscapes for MOOCs and alternative credentials, increasing interest in mobile, and more. Experts make sense of a convoluted year.

December 5, 2018

A popular online human resources concentration marked an early indication of the potential popularity of distance learning at the institution.

December 5, 2018

Some on-ground institutions are close to 50 percent online enrollment. But how important is the proportion?

November 29, 2018

Private colleges team up online to fill available courses and help students more quickly fulfill degree requirements. The initiative opens the way for more digital collaboration but poses challenges.

November 28, 2018

The concept applies to more than just disability issues. A new book helps contextualize the growing educational approach and offers a road map to adoption even skeptics will appreciate.

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