Digital Learning

Micromasters and specialization programs draw mature students eager to improve career prospects

Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.

New data: Online enrollments grow, and share of overall enrollment grows faster

Number and proportion of college and university students taking classes online grew solidly in 2017, as overall postsecondary enrollments fell. A third of all students now take at least one online course.

In the spirit of open source, educators should collaborate -- even with rivals (opinion)

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

AAUP seeks to arm faculty members with tools for negotiations over managing online programs

A new tool kit from the AAUP offers faculty groups concrete steps for ensuring that partnerships with for-profit companies don't threaten academic freedom and program integrity.

With acquisition, SNHU seeks pathway between K-12, college and work

The university and its large online division plan to create a "seamless pathway" between K-12, college and students’ first jobs.

A university uses its internal technology expertise to help other colleges go online

As an early adopter of online learning, Franklin University built a strong technology and content infrastructure -- which it is now deploying with other colleges that want to start or expand their own digital course offerings.

Liberal arts college offers career insights MOOC to anxious students and frustrated alumni

A new open online course at Wesleyan serves students contemplating career paths and alumni who want to rethink theirs. Can the online format help liberal arts institutions become more practical?

Apple co-founder's coding boot camp founders

Woz U, named for Apple co-founder, is subject of critical news report citing dissatisfied students, prompting a state investigation. Its leaders defend quality but acknowledge flaws and a slow start.

Trying (and failing) to use digital communications to get students to study more

Researchers hoped that online communications would prod students to nearly double their study time. It barely budged, but their study shows how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.

Department of Education awards pilot OER grant to UC Davis open textbook project

Updated: Education Department awards $4.9 million to a 12-institution consortium led by UC Davis for open STEM textbooks. Advocates push for spreading the wealth for next year's round of funding.

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