Digital Learning

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

The following developments received news coverage in Inside Higher Ed this week:

Wiley makes a play to lead OPM space, and signals change ahead

With its acquisition of Learning House, Wiley Education Services will become a much bigger player in the online program management space. Observers say the merger could be the first of many.

Online students experience wide range of proctoring situations as tech solutions dominate discussion

Remote proctoring and other tech-enabled solutions dominate discussion, but quite a few online students still take exams face-to-face -- posing logistical challenges for them and their institutions alike.

How to use technology to improve success of first-generation college students (opinion)

Colleges should put digital tools at the center of their programs for ensuring academic success of students who are first in their families to go to college, write Ana M. Martinez Aleman, Heather Rowan-Kenyon and Mandy Savitz-Romer.

Facing disruption, colleges can fit in, stand out or do nothing (opinion)

Those are the three ways colleges and universities can respond in the face of the disruption that some predict could capsize many of them, write Eli Bildner and Allison Dulin Salisbury. They offer advice for staying relevant.

Apple partnership with community college goes strong one year in

Community colleges working with Apple on coding courses report promising returns from the first year of the partnership.

UCF plans tweaks to learning modalities as debate carries on

What's expected of instructors and students at Central Florida, how the university is responding, and everything else you need to know.

More Admissions Directors Take Aim at Online Students

More admissions directors than in years past say they are recruiting online students.

Inside Higher Ed's Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, published last week, found that 54 percent of admissions leaders say their institution is increasing its recruitment of online students, up from 41 percent in 2015.

Pulse podcast examines the Harvard Innovation Labs

This month the Pulse podcast features an interview with Jodi Goldstein, executive director at Harvard Innovation Labs, which helps Harvard students, alumni and faculty members explore innovation and entrepreneurship.

Moodlerooms No More. Now It's Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard has formally changed the name of its product that serves institutions that use Moodle's open-source learning management system, in the wake of this summer's parting of the ways between Moodle and Blackboard.

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