Digital Learning

Community college distance education meeting features an annual 'grand debate'

Community college distance education group has a feature at its annual meeting that assures diversity of opinion and a little humor.

Boise State offers credit-bearing digital course from Harvard Business School

Boise State offers a Harvard Business School course (supplemented by Idaho university's own faculty experts) for credit to its students.

University of the People sees role for online learning amid debate over immigration policy

University of the People, building on online program for Syrian refugees, offers assistance to those covered by Trump travel ban.

Trial and Error: Finding a better way to schedule 30,000 assessments

In a new feature, we explain how Western Governors University revamped its system for helping students set up 30,000 assessments a month.

Robert Ubell on online cheating and what colleges can do about it

Robert Ubell considers how serious a problem it is and what colleges should do about it.

Study finds non-academic web browsing hurts students' academic performance

Students who spent more time surfing the Internet for reasons unrelated to classroom work performed worse on the final exam, a study finds.

Duke hires UNC's Matthew Rascoff to oversee digital learning

Duke snags the digital learning leader from its Research Triangle neighbor, the University of North Carolina system.

Provosts anticipate spending more money on online programs

Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey College and University Chief Academic Officers asked provosts whether they anticipated "major allocation" of funds to certain areas. Fifty-four percent of provosts at private institutions expect to do so, and 46 percent of provosts of public institutions expect to do so.

 

Provosts anticipate creating more online programs

Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey College and University Chief Academic Officers asked provosts about the strategies on which they plan to increase emphasis in the next year. Eighty-two percent said that expanding online programs and offerings was such a strategy. Provosts at public institutions were more likely than those at private institutions to answer that way (86 vs. 77 percent).

 

Group identifies challenges for digital learning environment

Jisc (a British nonprofit that helps universities on digital learning issues)it was once but is no longer an acronym, and it goes this way not JISC -sj has identified six challenges for digital learning environments and is inviting people to vote on which possible approaches to these challenges the group should explore.

The six challenges are:

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