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

June 6, 2018

We need to do better in making course materials available to cash-strapped undergraduates and letting them interact with the texts and ideas, Sheila Liming argues.

May 30, 2018

We must do better at moving low-income students into and through college, in part by adopting new learning models and taking student success strategies to scale, Brian Fleming and Allison Dulin Salisbury write.

May 30, 2018

Four arguments for no.

May 23, 2018

A new technology tool from MIT enables silent communication between human and computer. Ray Schroeder looks ahead to potential implications for teaching and learning.

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

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

May 9, 2018

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

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Archive

June 13, 2018

Here's what you need to know before you arrive in D.C. next week for a conference geared toward online learning administrators.

June 6, 2018

Students learn the basics of a new skill online, practice it in the classroom, then demonstrate their aptitude by recording on their smartphones.

June 6, 2018

The term "digital learning" seems to be taking hold as a catchall for innovative techniques influenced by digital tools. Will the term last or grow outdated?

May 30, 2018

Columbia College Online wants students to pay less per credit hour, and to know up front how much they're paying. The move marks another salvo in the debate over the value of online education.

May 30, 2018

The California system firmly believes adult learners in the state will benefit from more nondegree options -- but some existing colleges think they're better positioned to serve those students.

May 23, 2018

After four decades as a freestanding entity with budget autonomy, a center for distance education programs and research will be absorbed by its university's social sciences and humanities department. Some faculty members are unhappy.

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.

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