Digital Learning

Medical college experiments with online games to reinforce concepts

In-person games can be translated to the online format, one medical university found -- but that process takes time and ingenuity.

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

Among the topics: mixed results with academic early-alert systems; Purdue Global kills faculty confidentiality clause; fight over eligibility for veterans' education benefits in California; classroom tech tools.

Universities cannot afford to buy in to blockchain mania (opinion)

Jonathan A. Poritz warns that colleges and universities should not rush too quickly to embrace the new technology for distributed public ledgers on the internet.

Digital learning consortia diversify priorities amid shifting fortunes

Connecticut's distance learning consortium has shuttered, but similar systems in other states are soldiering on, serving a diverse range of needs and priorities.

OER guide aims to make adoption easier

Lumen Learning released yesterday an OER Champion Playbook that offers a road map for supporters of open course materials to promote successful adoption on campus.

The playbook has five sections:

New OER Channel to Focus on Learning About Democracy

Campus Compact and panOpen are collaborating to build a collection of freely accessible, openly licensed digital courses and curricular material to drive student learning about democracy.

The Democracy Learning Channel, as the collection of materials will be called, will be part of panOpen's open educational resources platform. The effort is part of the "Education for Democracy" initiative at Campus Compact, a coalition of more than 1,000 colleges focused on civic and community engagement.

Unizin Chooses New Leaders, Launches Data Platform

Unizin, a consortium of 25 universities that focuses on enhancing digital teaching and learning, announced on Tuesday that it has selected new leaders and released a platform to collect, standardize and securely store key data about learning and student success.

William & Mary business school adds $10 million online learning center

The College of William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business will open by next spring a Center for Online Learning to help grow its online programs.

The business school launched its online M.B.A. program in 2015 and added an online new master of science in data analytics this summer. Both those programs will be run out of the new center, which is made possible by a $10 million donation from philanthropist Jane P. Batten.

Seeking digital learning projects to highlight in upcoming roundup

A new school year has arrived, though (at least where "Inside Digital Learning" sits) cooler temperatures have not. We're planning an upcoming roundup of professors implementing some form of digital learning into their classrooms for the first time this semester.

It could be flipping a classroom for the first time, replacing a pricey textbook with open-source online materials, allowing students to take one class a week online or anything else that involves technology and helping students learn better.

Tools and tips for creating high-quality online doctoral programs

A new book lays out a plan for creating a high-quality online doctorate, drawn from the experiences of a degree program in educational technology.

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