Author discusses why instructors need to teach with technologies

Author discusses why and how instructors should employ digital tools to effectively engage students in face-to-face and online courses.

How university systems structure their online programs

Universities employ a variety of strategies -- centralized, decentralized or both -- as they try to meet the distance education needs of their campuses.

Newest name in online learning is a familiar one: Woz

Academic program from Apple's co-founder is the latest entrant in the emerging competition to create faster pathways to technical jobs.

Free, easy-to-use online presentation tools

Amy Rottmann and Salena Rabidoux recommend these free, easy-to-use presentation tools to improve student outcomes in online courses.

Publics get in-state online students, for-profits have the most out-of-state students

To better understand the impact of in-state distance education enrollment on total online enrollment, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) conducted an analysis of the Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System distance education data for 2015 (the latest year available) by sector.

What Ivanka Trump should know as she embarks on ed-tech policy work

Ivanka Trump announced she wants ed-tech policy to be one initiative in her White House portfolio. For preparation, here’s what experts say she should read and study.

Boston U Investigating Claims Against Geologist

Boston University is investigating allegations of sexual harassment against the chair of its earth and environment department, according to Science. Two female former graduate students say that David Marchant harassed them during geological research expeditions to Antarctica when he was still an assistant professor. Other women reportedly accused him of similar behavior and male witnesses confirmed some of the complainants’ accounts; one man said he regretted not speaking out sooner.

Jane Willenbring, now an associate professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, part of the University of California, San Diego, said that Marchant called her a “slut” and a “whore” and encouraged her to have sex with his brother, who was also on the trip in 1999, Science reported. She also alleges that Marchant repeatedly pushed her down a steep slope, threw rocks at her while she was urinating outside and purposely blew volcanic ash into her eyes while she was experiencing painful ice blindness. A second, unnamed complainant who has since left academe says that Marchant verbally harassed her and threatened to block her access to research funding.

Willenbring reportedly waited to file a complaint with Boston about Marchant until after she obtained tenure, for fear of professional retaliation. Marchant, who declined comment, was scheduled to be honored as a fellow of the Geological Society of America this month, but last week his name was removed from the GSA website listing of new fellows, according to Science.

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Details of the Ohio State-Apple deal -- will others follow?

One of the nation’s largest institutions is making a big bet on digital. Here are the details -- will others follow suit?

Georgia Tech online program boosts total number of U.S. computer science master's degree graduates

Georgia Institute of Technology has graduated 582 students from its online master’s degree program in computer science since the program’s 2013 inception, according to a new report from the institution. The report cites research from Harvard University indicating that the annual production of computer science master’s degrees in the United States is projected to increase 7 percent each year as a result of the Georgia Tech program, which launched with help from Udacity and AT&T.

Cengage offers OER course materials

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, Cengage announced a new product line built around open educational resources, predicting that the use of OER -- free, adaptable course materials -- could triple over the next five years. 


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