Digital Learning

System organizations supporting online and digital learning remain strong, says new report

A few state- or systemwide organizations supporting digital learning have closed in recent years, but those left standing have solidified their value, according to a new WCET report.

Is the educational technology manager serving man? (opinion)

Educational technology companies have some trust issues and should be required to prove that they're pursuing more than their own financial bottom line, John Katzman and Stephen Bailey argue.

Tools for identifying and recruiting online students

A new study from the University of Florida offers ideas for recruiting and identifying online students, as well as outsourcing nonacademic services. Researchers interviewed 27 administrators from public research universities.

Sony gathers innovative higher ed institutions for collaborative knowledge sharing

Representatives from 11 institutions have been meeting regularly since last November to swap ideas and ponder technology for an ongoing forum organized by the electronics company Sony and the tech company Entangled Solutions.

OER report highlights potential for quality and cost savings

Earlier this month Achieving the Dream released a full report on the outcomes of its OER Degree Initiative, which has stimulated the creation of open-access course materials at more than three dozen institutions. For more details, read this "Inside Digital Learning" overview of the report's key findings.

Environmental college builds online program with help from faculty enthusiasts

A small environmental college in Maine created a suite of specialized online programs with help from faculty and staff enthusiasts.

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

Among the topics: six more universities offer degrees through edX; billion-dollar OER savings; imposing rigor on federal aid experiments; MIT bets big on AI.

Winners announced in Education Department innovation challenge

Winners of a federal innovation challenge convened last week to ponder higher education's most pressing problems and the technology tools that might address them.

An online dean describes how he gained confidence to teach virtually (opinion)

Robert Ubell spent years encouraging professors to overcome their fears, try something new and teach on the web. Now he's trying to practice what he preached.

Survey: Online Revenue Steady or Growing for Most Institutions

Nearly a third of colleges with continuing education programs reported that their revenues from online programs grew by 3 percent or more in the 2017 academic year, while a quarter said they were flat or grew modestly and 16 percent reported a decline, according to a survey conducted by Learning House and the Association for Continuing Higher Education. The remainder, 28 percent, said they were unable to calculate their revenues.

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