Robert Ubell

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April 10, 2019
Online is a crucial path for many underrepresented students and should expand. But if colleges don’t understand how virtual students differ from their residential peers and support them with robust online student services, Robert Ubell writes, they will miss the mark.
October 17, 2018
Robert Ubell spent years encouraging professors to overcome their fears, try something new and teach on the web. Now he's trying to practice what he preached.
June 14, 2018
Describing his service on a voluntary visiting team, Bob Ubell defends regional accreditation as a form of “deliberative democracy” and urges us not to hand it over to a federal education police force.
December 6, 2017
Responding to declining high school enrollments and state higher education austerity, some public universities are scaling up online.
October 4, 2017
Like most institutions, Harvard University -- ignoring its own business school’s predictions -- failed to get ready for the new digital economy, leaving it exposed to OPMs to fill the gap. Robert Ubell presents a cautionary tale.
August 30, 2017
After years of scams, Bob Ubell says it’s time to shut down all for-profit institutions. 
July 19, 2017
Robert Ubell reports how massive open online courses are testing personalizing online learning through positive feedback to mistakes.
May 10, 2017
Looking at supply and demand, Robert Ubell says blended delivery is the next extension in digital learning.
April 12, 2017
There are three steps for turning MOOCs into money makers, writes Robert Ubell.
March 22, 2017
Open the way for research on the educational consequences of collaboration between virtual and face-to-face learning, Robert Ubell argues.


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