Digital Learning

New fellowship will train provosts on digital courseware

New fellowship for chief academic officers focuses on digital courseware.

Provosts no longer fear impact of competency-based education on general ed

Fears about impact on general education -- once a roadblock for many institutions considering CBE -- no longer seems an obstacle.

Steven J. Bell questions instructors who bar students from using digital materials for assignments

Librarians promote the use of digital tools. Steven J. Bell explains why they don't want professors to make assignments that require only printed materials.

Essay on the difficulty of selling technology to higher education

In the debut of Joshua Kim's "Technology and Learning" blog at Inside Digital Learning, he outlines three challenges.

Other coverage of digital learning

Inside Higher Ed's other coverage of digital learning during the past week.

Hybrid education a hot topic at AAC&U

The Association of American Colleges & Universities convenes this week in San Francisco for its annual meeting. Hot topics that may be of interest:

Edtech companies raised $1.03 billion in 2016

  • Edtech companies in the United States raised $1.03 billion in venture deals in 2016, down from $1.45 billion in 2015, according to EdSurge. There were 138 deals in 2016, down from 198 deals the year before.

Popularity of MOOCs in China surging

The number of people in China taking massive open online courses has been surging.

New study on time spent online browsing non-class material during class

  • 37 minutes. That’s the average time spent in class by those who browse online for non-class-related materials, according to a new study of students in an introductory psychology course at Michigan State University.

Obama administration offers end-of-term thoughts and shoutouts

Days before the end of the Obama administration, Education Department issues plan for higher education and technology, offering examples, case studies and ideas. What received praise?

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