Digital Learning

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

Among the topics: U.S. to examine online "enablers"; federal aid and alternative providers; autograding run amok; two professors ask: Should we teach online?

How MOOC collaboration could aid on-campus teaching and learning

Creating a sharing economy for MOOC content among universities in open online consortiums wouldn’t be simple but could have enormous benefits for those institutions and others, Daniel Seaton writes.

Trial and Error: Striving for the perfect LMS at the University of Virginia

Administrators at the University of Virginia wanted more from their learning management system -- so they took steps to make improvements.

New book offers guide to evolution of universal design for learning (UDL) concept

The concept applies to more than just disability issues. A new book helps contextualize the growing educational approach and offers a road map to adoption even skeptics will appreciate.

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

Among the topics: unusual partnership between liberal arts college and coding camp; joint degrees in nursing; new life for an accreditor.

Online Learning Consortium Honors Innovative Projects

The Online Learning Consortium unveiled its annual Digital Learning Innovation Award honorees during its yearly Accelerate conference earlier this month in Orlando, Fla.

North Dakota audit reports significant cost savings after OER initiative

North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges.

Six institutions get funding for courses jointly developed by U.S., Japanese instructors

A new project will use technology to build bridges between classrooms in the U.S. and Japan. A pedagogical model of international collaboration facilitated by technology is gaining steam worldwide.

What we don't yet know about open educational resources (opinion)

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

LinkedIn expands its content library, adding courses from other work-force training providers

The Microsoft-owned workplace social platform will for first time make content from other providers -- including Harvard Business School -- available to its higher education and corporate customers. Its aim: to be the "single destination for learners."

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