Digital Learning

Five ways colleges are remaking higher education from within (opinion)

As learners and employers seek education and training that is cheaper, faster and better, forward-looking colleges and universities are embracing new roles as curators, certifiers and integrators, Kathleen deLaski and Rufus Glasper write.

Start-up mentality takes a law school online

Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles, starts a series of online certificates aimed at business professionals. In a crowded executive education market, will it find a niche?

Future of federal rules on online education, program outsourcing remains in flux

The federal rule-making process can be confusing. Here are the answers to your pressing questions about how it might affect distance education and innovative programs.

How universities can stay at the center of learners' lives (opinion)

Universities can and must remain at the center of how people learn throughout their lives, Andrew Hermalyn writes.

College presidents support use of OER to lower students' costs, but with limits

Survey finds campus leaders support use of open educational resources to reduce student textbook costs, but concerns linger about quality. They also feel more comfortable with their knowledge of digital learning.

This week's digital learning news in 'Inside Higher Ed'

The following news items of interest to "Inside Digital Learning" readers received coverage in Inside Higher Ed this week:

Colleges want students to think critically about digital tools in the classroom and beyond

College and universities ramp up initiatives to help students think critically and learn more about digital tools -- but faculty members and administrators don't always agree on the approach.

Online course sharing grows more complex with support from College Consortium

More institutions are signing up to share courses online. Some want to work together on concentrations and even majors -- but skeptics warn that too much collaboration can dilute the academic experience for students.

Advice on using private companies for online education

A South African university research center issued a report this week that assesses how different universities are working with outside companies to deliver their online academic programs.

The report was produced by the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town. It looks at common funding models, the nature of the arrangements and institutional use cases.

Study examines 'promises and limits' of online higher education

Online learning is becoming an increasingly important feature of postsecondary education, but it threatens to widen rather than narrow educational inequities if institutions don't take steps to improve the outcomes associated with it, a new report asserts.


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