Digital Learning

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.

2.2 Million Students Using OpenStax Books

More than 2 million students at nearly half of degree-granting colleges in the United States are using textbooks this year from OpenStax, the open educational resources publisher, according to an infographic from Rice University, which founded the publisher.

Survey examines impact of textbook prices on student behavior

Prices shape student decisions on when and how to use textbooks.

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

Among the topics: the Trump administration's plans on digital learning regulation; the status of an ambitious effort to map credentials; the link between cellphone use during class and lower exam grades.

The role of the university in a world where students never graduate (opinion)

The push for lifelong learning is fueling competition from alternative providers, but colleges and universities have a secret weapon: the deep bond they form with students, which should lead to a lifelong relationship, Chris Dellarocas writes.

A university fine tunes its approach to paying online instructors

Online instructors at Colorado Mesa University get paid per student for overtime hours. Now the institution is tweaking a model that's enticing to instructors but may not be best for students.

Department of Education sets September date for one to three OER grants from $5 million appropriation

After a few quiet months, the Department of Education has formalized plans to award one to three OER grants totaling $5 million by late September.

Yes, higher ed needs innovation -- but it should be the right kind (opinion)

Higher education needs to change -- but the innovations must align with institutions’ missions and need not always be revolutionary, write Kate Ebner and Noah Pickus.

Drexel University introduces repository of virtual reality assets for instructors

Instructors at Drexel University can sift through more than 250,000 pieces of virtual reality content in a repository the institution bills as the first of its kind.

A Third of Business Officers Eye Online Learning Growth

Most business officers do not appear to view online education as a significant strategy for improving their financial situation, Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of College and University Business Officers finds.

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