Digital Learning

Processes for developing and revamping online courses emerge as programs mature

Creating a system for developing and revamping online courses can be challenging -- but is increasingly essential -- for institutions with growing programs.

Boise State pilots subscription with monthly tuition payments for two online programs

Idaho's largest state university has introduced a new reduced-price tuition model, geared toward rural adults, for two of its online programs: students subscribe for a year then pay automatically once a month.

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

Among the topics: expanding database of digital credentials; why metrics matter; congressional questions on short-term Pell; NSF explores career trajectories.

Applications open for institutional OER partnerships with OpenStax

OpenStax -- Rice University's nonprofit initiative for affordable, openly licensed textbooks -- has opened applications for its second round of institutional partnerships.

UC San Diego adds data collection to edX platform

The University of California, San Diego, has added a real-time course activity feed to its Open EdX platform, allowing for more rigorous data collection of student activity on the university's MOOC offerings.

Carnegie Mellon releases a treasure trove of learning science tools

Carnegie Mellon spent millions of dollars developing tools to help instructors improve their teaching. Now other institutions are invited to use them, too.

Information gathered from AI helps colleges listen to students

The most profound use for artificial intelligence on campus may stem from its ability to listen to students at scale, write Drew Magliozzi and Joel Lee.

Carnegie Mellon to make digital learning tools open source

Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative plans to make dozens of software tools it has developed to enable "learning engineering" freely available and open source, EdSurge reported.

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

Among the topics: objections to online gym class; accreditor's report on unbundling; connecting community colleges' work-force programs.

Director of program architecture at Western Governors University plans network of competencies to guide student journeys

Kacey Thorne, director of program architecture at Western Governors University, explains her role and lays out plans for developing underlying competencies that inform online programs.

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