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 14, 2018
A new project will use technology to build bridges between classrooms in the U.S. and Japan. A pedagogical model of international collaboration facilitated by technology is gaining steam worldwide.


April 4, 2018

Josh Kim eagerly awaits June’s SOLA+R: Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable.

April 4, 2018

Sean Michael Morris asks: Are we giving our online students an education with all the nuance and complexity they deserve?

March 28, 2018

When Steven Bell returned to the online classroom after a long hiatus, a training course persuaded him that student evaluations could actually be useful. He shares his tips for how professors can use the evaluations to make themselves better.

March 28, 2018

Small-group collaborations like the Empirical Educator Project can help bridge the gap between local innovations and national ones, and between college leaders and companies, Matthew Rascoff and Bridgette Martin Hard write.

March 28, 2018

Misguided thoughts from 2008 about how the learning management system would look in 2018.

March 21, 2018

These new technologies have much to offer colleges and their students, but if we are not careful how we incorporate them, the risks may outweigh the gains, Vincent Del Casino Jr. writes.

March 21, 2018

Are we seeing a trend toward small cross-institutional gatherings?

March 14, 2018

Steven D. Krause responds to a recent essay by a professor vowing not to teach online.

March 14, 2018

Campus challenges in communicating strengths and weaknesses of the OPM partnership model.

March 7, 2018

Face-to-face instruction is superior in so many ways, writes Christopher Schaberg.



April 11, 2018

An award-winning initiative lets students in online courses practice teaching on simulated students with distinct behaviors before heading to actual classrooms.

April 4, 2018

Debate over the actual cost and value of online education continues to polarize participants. Meanwhile, state legislatures are looking for ways to cut costs for students.

January 5, 2018

New federal data show continued (and accelerating) growth in online course taking in 2016, even as overall college enrollments were flat or falling. Big gainers: Western Governors and Arizona State. Big losers: the big for-profits.

May 17, 2017

There isn't enough lab space for all hands-on courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology. So thousands of online and residential students are doing experiments in their homes and dorm rooms, producing both conveniences and challenges.

May 10, 2017

Faculty members and instructional designers share their ideas and tips for working together to develop successful online courses. We want to hear your thoughts, too. 

April 28, 2017

Despite emerging questions about applicability of his "disruption" theory, the business guru still believes half of colleges could close in a decade, driven by the spread of online learning.

April 26, 2017

The broad expansion of online programs has led to a dramatic increase in the number of registered nurses earning bachelor's degrees.

April 12, 2017

The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

April 5, 2017

Economist James D. Miller now thinks online education could increase demand for instructors, not destroy their jobs.

March 22, 2017

Davidson College launches a free, two-week online course about defining, identifying and avoiding deliberately false stories.


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