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Coursera plans online expansion

As reported last week in Inside Higher Ed, online education platform Coursera has set a goal of offering 15 to 20 degree programs by the end of 2019. The company took another step toward that goal, announcing new degree offerings from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and France’s HEC Paris.

Review of data analytics marketplace

Eduventures on Wednesday released a review of the marketplace of data analytics firms serving higher education. The 24 companies Eduventures assesses include those that specialize in both the learning analytics and operational analytics spaces, and include a range of enterprise, domain-specific, bundled, and stand-alone solutions.

Trial and Error: Cutting textbook costs

Lynn University strives to slash students' spending while increasing the quality -- and use -- of course materials.

Hadley Institute leads in digital learning for the blind

Hadley Institute leads in online learning for the blind and visually impaired.

Arizona State to invest $100 million in library

Inside Higher Ed's other coverage of digital learning during the past week included:

Social media course affects online behavior of first-year med students

Researchers at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences found that a majority of the school's first-year medical students changed their behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course.

Ball State students supply social media for NCAA basketball tournaments

During the NCAA basketball tournaments, Ball State students get real-world, real-time experience in sports media production.

How should quality be defined in digital learning?

A new report about how to assure quality for nontraditional higher ed providers prompts a more basic question: What do we mean by quality? Eleven experts weigh in.

Why higher education institutions love hybrid (not disruptive) innovations (essay)

Online education has not yet proven to be the "disruptive" force many predicted because most colleges have used it to adapt rather than change their business models, Julia Freeland Fisher and Alana Dunagan argue.

 

Competency-based education a challenge for vendors

Inside Higher Ed's other coverage of digital learning during the past week includes:

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