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. 
Sep 21, 2018
Business students at the University of Central Florida agitate for alternatives to a model that heavily shifts their learning time to outside the classroom and reduces exposure to instructors. Administrators say their approach is educationally sound.

Opinion

May 23, 2018

The exit of an education startup and the future of college.

May 16, 2018

Calls to create a discipline around the term risk reinforcing existing problems with how it is used -- and misused -- in higher education, Rolin Moe writes.

May 9, 2018

An exchange with the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University.

May 9, 2018

A professor and an undergraduate describe the positive and negative ways that students use technology to keep their heads above water academically.

May 2, 2018

An attempt to answer a tweet by Joshua Eyler about the conversation about that crucial intersection.

May 2, 2018

As colleges respond to student needs with shorter-term credentials, we should be transparent about what they represent and how they differ from degrees, Scott Greenberg writes.

April 18, 2018

Where we fit, and how we must change, in the age of intelligent robots.

April 18, 2018

As the American Bar Association debates its rules governing online learning, Ken Randall asks a more fundamental question: Why should the accreditor limit how law faculties choose to teach?

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Archive

May 16, 2018

Residents of First Nations communities can earn a master's degree in school psychology thanks to a blended program that accounts for their needs.

May 16, 2018

Tips, links, resources and words of wisdom for early-career instructional designers.

May 16, 2018

Police officers in the making at George Washington University can tap into a virtual crime scene as the foundation for learning across multiple courses.

May 9, 2018

The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium served the state's online initiatives for two decades. Now the challenge -- or opportunity -- for the institutions is to continue that work as the consortium closes.

May 4, 2018

Connecticut's budget shortages and enrollment challenges claim a distance-learning organization as its victim.

May 2, 2018

Institutions are working harder to ensure digital accessibility than ever before. Technology tools in the LMS and elsewhere can help, but only so much.

April 25, 2018

Group projects might seem more daunting in an online format, but instructors say they've found ways to foster collaboration and avoid logistical roadblocks.

April 25, 2018

Ten students will soon graduate from a Florida program that allows them to become residential students after taking their first 60 credits online. Their experiences were challenging but largely positive, they say.

April 25, 2018

The ID2ID program, hosted by Penn State and Educause, creates mentor-mentee and buddy-buddy relationships that connect designers to their community and provide concrete guidance.

April 18, 2018

Arizona State's report on digital learning draws cheers from online proponents -- and a few raised eyebrows from those who think the future is more complicated and warrants broader research.

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