Digital Learning

Virtual reality, other 3-D tools enhance classroom experiences as institutions navigate experimentation

Institutions are forging ahead with virtual and augmented reality and 3-D printing in the classroom -- and learning in the process how best to approach those initiatives.

Survey of professors shows surprising lack of awareness of instructional designers

Invisibility of instructional designers is among most surprising -- and to designers themselves, upsetting -- findings of new Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.

Q&A: Strategies for better assessments in online learning

Online learning offers instructors an opportunity to rethink their approach to assessment. A new book hopes to spur that conversation.

Trial and Error: Building a modern Spanish learning platform

Two foreign-language instructors teamed up to work with a publisher on a digital textbook, but the idea didn't fully blossom until much later.

Many faculty support OER but broader adoption remains elusive, white paper finds

Open educational resources have grown a lot in the past decade, but many faculty members remain skeptical of the benefits of OER or confused about implementation.

Flipped learning literature review offers comprehensive view of emerging modality

Interest in active learning is growing, though many remain uncertain of its value and efficacy. A new literature review offers a look at existing research around active learning classrooms and points to possible avenues for additional inquiry.

New online enrollment data from state reciprocity agreement

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) has released an annual report on institutional enrollment data, including breakdowns of enrollments of in-state and out-of-state online students.

Google computer science partnership brings the company's curriculum to four-year institutions

The company is offering its computer science curriculum -- and kicking in some funds -- to 10 institutions this academic year, with more to follow.

A step-by-step guide to implementing adaptive courseware

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities released today an extensive six-step guide to implementing and scaling adaptive courseware.

Pulse podcast features interview with Audrey Watters of Hack Education

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Audrey Watters, who writes and speaks widely about educational technology.

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