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.
Feb 20, 2019
Students in Brandeis's graduate programs complained they didn't feel prepared when they arrived on campus. The institution turned to an online platform for a solution.

Opinion

April 18, 2018

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

April 11, 2018

Thoughts from a Pearson event about the responsibility of individual companies to advance their industry.

April 11, 2018

Leaders of a new group explain how they're working together to stimulate learning transformation within their colleges and universities -- and invite you to join them.

April 4, 2018

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

April 4, 2018

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

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

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

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.

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Booklets

"Agile Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new curated collection of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines new innovations in teaching and learning.

On Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 PM ET, Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. Register now to attend the webcast.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Top Hat.

Archive

April 12, 2018

Digital learning can make high-quality education more affordable and efficient, according to case studies of six prominent online portfolios.

April 11, 2018

Many campus leaders feel underprepared for the innovation era -- but there's room for them to grow into it.

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.  

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