Digital Learning

Blackboard gaining back some ground; observers are cautious

Officials say investments in tech support and enhancements have improved the client experience, but observers are cautious about the LMS's future.

How university systems structure their online programs

Universities employ a variety of strategies -- centralized, decentralized or both -- as they try to meet the distance education needs of their campuses.

Author discusses why instructors need to teach with technologies

Author discusses why and how instructors should employ digital tools to effectively engage students in face-to-face and online courses.

Newest name in online learning is a familiar one: Woz

Academic program from Apple's co-founder is the latest entrant in the emerging competition to create faster pathways to technical jobs.

Publics get in-state online students, for-profits have the most out-of-state students

To better understand the impact of in-state distance education enrollment on total online enrollment, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) conducted an analysis of the Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System distance education data for 2015 (the latest year available) by sector.

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Free, easy-to-use online presentation tools

Amy Rottmann and Salena Rabidoux recommend these free, easy-to-use presentation tools to improve student outcomes in online courses.

What Ivanka Trump should know as she embarks on ed-tech policy work

Ivanka Trump announced she wants ed-tech policy to be one initiative in her White House portfolio. For preparation, here’s what experts say she should read and study.

Undergraduate online law courses exceed Canada's Queen's University's expectations

A dean at Queen's University in Canada sees a lucrative revenue source -- for his institution and potentially other law schools -- due to popularity of undergraduate law courses.

Purdue-Kaplan deal faces regulatory hurdle

The U.S. Department of Education is scrutinizing an aspect of the proposed acquisition of Kaplan University by Purdue University, The Washington Post reported. Purdue, however, said the reported potential regulatory problem is not an issue.

Purdue is seeking to create a new online university through its complex deal with Kaplan, which enrolls roughly 30,000 students. One of the biggest controversies and likely the highest regulatory hurdle for the arrangement is the extent to which the boundary-pushing new university will behave like a public institution.

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