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. The study results show that the "formal" education benefited med students as they develop professional habits inclusive of social media and look to avoid behavior detrimental to their careers.

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:

A conversation about digital accessibility

On Tuesday Inside Higher Ed presented a webinar about the tricky issues concerning making digital materials accessible to students with disabilities. Listen in as editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discuss the issues and answer questions from the audience.

The story of an under-the-radar online learning pioneer

The founder of what was seemingly the first "online program management" companies dies, at a time the industry is both growing and in flux.


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