Digital Learning

Rio Salado's national division targets "education deserts"

Rio Salado College's national division targets "education deserts" around the country. Can that strategy work?

Academic librarians should have same access to professors that textbook reps do (opinion)

Publishers’ sales teams can freely visit professors on many campuses. Steven J. Bell asks, shouldn't academic librarians promoting alternatives have easy access to the faculty, too?

Arizona State changes course on global freshman academy

ASU's for-credit MOOC experiment with edX didn’t meet expectations for completion or certification. The university has quietly moved in a new direction.

Century Foundation calls for colleges to "take control" of outsourced online programs

Century Foundation urges colleges to "take control" back from online program management companies with report that criticizes revenue sharing with OPMs.

Online graduate program will defer half of tuition, charge no interest and make repayment income based

Online nursing program will defer half of tuition, charge no interest and make repayment based on income. Questions abound.

Will transparency ward off regulation for online program management companies?

Online program management companies are feeling the heat. 2U, the sector's most visible player, hopes releasing significant data about finances and outcomes will make help make their case.

Researcher seeks to clarify the messy conversation around online cost and quality

Asked to explain how they balance financial and academic considerations, administrators and professors say quality is key but struggle to define it.

University resets its pricing for online students because of policy that hurts part-time students

Southern Utah's policies disadvantage students who take fewer credits -- like most who study online. The university is cutting the per-credit price by nearly a third as it tries to ramp up enrollment.

New Arizona State subsidiary looks to help non-U.S. colleges expand online and on campus

Arizona State creates another company partnership, called Cintana Education and led by the founder of Laureate Education, to work with universities in other countries to expand online and campus programs.

New online ed start-up aims at community college market -- with University of Pittsburgh's backing

Outlier, from founder of MasterClass, aims to create high-quality, low-priced ($400) gen-ed courses to help community college students transfer. Credits will bear University of Pittsburgh's name.


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