Digital Learning

New debate on 'regular and substantive' interaction between instructors and students

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

Moodle and Blackboard part ways amid shifting LMS landscape

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

Penn announces online master's degree on Coursera platform

Coursera expands its online degree push for working adults, this time going Ivy League, with a new master's in computer and information technology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Maintaining online courses into maturity requires substantial investment

The cost of maintaining an online course for several years can eventually outstrip the launch cost -- but the investment might just pay off.

Measuring the impact of OER at the University of Georgia

Open educational resources have saved students millions of dollars, but can they also improve students’ grades?

Cal State allows students to take online courses from other system institutions

University system's program will let residential students enroll at no charge in online courses from any of the system's 23 campuses -- not just the one where they're enrolled.

Berklee College of Music defies conventional wisdom with low-price online program

Most institutions charge students the same or more for online programs than for face-to-face. Berklee has found success with a pricing model that favors online students.

Canvas catches, and maybe passes, Blackboard as top learning management system for U.S. colleges

Blackboard dominated the U.S. learning management system market for 20 years, but new data show its cloud-based competitor edging past it.

Consortium of liberal arts colleges diverges on MOOC priorities

Four liberal arts colleges teamed up to work together on MOOCs. Their paths diverged, but the experience was far from a waste of time and energy.

Online education gives adults access, but student outcomes lag

Using newly available federal and state-by-state data, an analyst explores states' embrace of fully online learning and whether it drives adult students' access and success.

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