Digital Learning

Penn introduces new online bachelor's degree program

Several Ivy League universities offer online degrees at the graduate level -- but few have ventured into online undergraduate degrees. The University of Pennsylvania could lead the way.

Study: Trying new forms of instruction won't lower student evaluations

Many professors fear that students will punish them for classroom experimentation. A new study suggests otherwise.

VitalSource acquires courseware platform Acrobatiq

The etextbook distributor thinks it can create a major adaptive learning platform -- but will big publishers buy in by letting VitalSource turn their content into courseware?

What every college leader should know about blockchain (opinion)

Amid the hype, the technology really does have major implications for higher education research, accountability and credentials, Daniel Pianko writes.

University's $999 online textbook creates confusion and outrage

An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."

Q&A with Ryan Craig, author of new book on faster, cheaper college alternatives

A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education.

Students are spending less than ever on course materials

In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores.

Courseware platform seeks a middle ground between publishers and OER

Top Hat strives to get professors to create their own textbooks and make them available free or for sale on its platform. Should traditional textbook publishers be concerned?

New debate on 'regular and substantive' interaction between instructors and students

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

Moodle and Blackboard part ways amid shifting LMS landscape

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

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