Digital Learning in ‘Inside Higher Ed’ This Week

Among the topics: helping students sound smarter on email; orientations for adult learners; interview with Sasha Thackaberry.

September 4, 2019

Inside Higher Ed published several articles of potential interest to readers of “Inside Digital Learning” this week. They include:

  • The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Tuesday announced its opposition to the proposed merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education, saying Justice Department approval of the combination would be likely to raise students' spending on curricular materials and stifle innovation.
  • As a new semester begins, so too might the barrage of poorly written student emails pouring into professors' in-boxes. Here's advice for instructors about how to advise their students to sound smarter in their digital communications.
  • Another start-of-semester tradition is orientation -- but more institutions are focusing on how to help adult learners make successful transitions (in many cases back) to college.
  • In one of Josh Kim's other “Technology and Learning” posts, he asks Sasha Thackaberry, vice provost for digital and continuing education at Louisiana State University, questions about her career and other topics.


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