Digital Learning

University's $999 online textbook creates confusion and outrage

An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."

Q&A with Ryan Craig, author of new book on faster, cheaper college alternatives

A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education.

Students are spending less than ever on course materials

In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores.

Courseware platform seeks a middle ground between publishers and OER

Top Hat strives to get professors to create their own textbooks and make them available free or for sale on its platform. Should traditional textbook publishers be concerned?

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.

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