Digital Learning

Students multitask (on things unrelated to course work) more in online settings, study finds

Study finds that even those who are inclined to stray do so less in face-to-face classes -- presumably because instructors and peers are watching. What are the implications for online learning? And is all multitasking bad?

California's online community college finds its leader: Heather Hiles

Heather Hiles, an entrepreneur and Gates Foundation alum, will lead the new institution, launching this fall with competency-based certificate programs for the state's adults.

The high price of online learning at Colorado's rural community colleges

High tuition fees for distance education courses are keeping some community colleges in Colorado afloat. But should rural students pay the price?

Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Purdue prepares online expansion with support from newly acquired for-profit

The Indiana university will expand online with support from the entity formerly known as for-profit Kaplan. Plans reflect debate over how two unlike institutions can (and should) combine strengths.

Harvard Business School finally puts its stamp on online learning

The school’s online learning platform will change its name to Harvard Business School Online, having proven itself worthy of the prestigious brand.

Grand Canyon University's OPM business gets off the ground -- with a focus in health care

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

Survey finds increasing interest in skills-based hiring, online credentials and prehire assessments

College credentials still loom large in hiring. But a new survey of HR leaders finds growing interest in skills-based hiring, online microcredentials and prehire assessments.

Minerva Project draws notice for its practical, rigorous curriculum and student learning results

The Minerva Project's big contribution to higher education might not be its vision of an elite, global university, but the groundbreaking curriculum it hopes to export to universities around the world.

Private colleges set to share courses online to help students graduate faster

Private colleges team up online to fill available courses and help students more quickly fulfill degree requirements. The initiative opens the way for more digital collaboration but poses challenges.

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