Digital Learning

Lumen Learning Hits 100,000 Mark for OER Users in a Term

More than 100,000 students used Lumen Learning's courses built on open educational resources in the spring 2018 semester, the company announced Tuesday.

South Dakota professor creates open-source robot simulation tool

User-friendly robotics simulators were hard to come by in higher ed -- so one professor enlisted students to take matters into their own hands.

Accessibility concerns large and small dominate conference discussions

Administrators and professors alike wonder how their institutions' progress in making course content available to all students compares with others, as advocates continue their push.

Digital fellows program from Gates Foundation spawns regional initiatives, local efforts

A program designed to engage provosts in digital learning has catalyzed efforts on individual campuses and engagement among regional groups of institutions.

Entrepreneur strives to enable, not disrupt, higher ed

A Q&A with Paul Freedman, who, unlike some of his ed-tech peers, focuses on nurturing companies that will extend the reach of traditional institutions, not compete with them.

Addressing professors' legitimate doubts about studies of ed-tech efficacy (opinion)

Many professors rightly question whether research on the impact of classroom technology applies in their context, Kara McWilliams writes. Here’s how to conduct studies they can really use.

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

Among the topics: an effort in Houston to improve student success by sharing data; Strayer and Capella merge.

Pulse podcast features interview with Alchemie's Julia Winter

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Julia Winter, CEO and founder of Alchemie.

Educators contemplate students' awareness of flipped classroom format

An instructor's explanatory syllabus prompts a discussion of how students perceive new learning models, and how much they want to know about pedagogy before a class begins.

Manager of online program quality addresses faculty challenges from overarching role

What does a manager of online program quality do, and how does she define quality? We asked one.

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