Online learning

Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow

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Annual survey finds that enrollments in online courses and programs grew at 9.3 percent rate, lowest level in a decade -- and that campus officials don't know what to make of MOOCs.

Top-tier universities band together to offer credit-bearing, fully online courses

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A consortium of top-tier universities announces fully online, non-MOOC, credit-bearing courses.

Elsevier partners with edX to provide free versions of textbooks to MOOC students

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Elsevier will offer free (but basic) digital versions of one of its textbooks to MOOC students through edX, hoping it will drive traditional sales.

International educators consider the future of the field

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At European gathering of international educators, speakers ask, "Where are we headed?"

Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

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With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.

U of Michigan launches yearlong Academic Innovation Initiative to promote experimentation

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U of Michigan starts a “yearlong conversation” about innovation in the classroom to determine what a public research university should look like in the 21st century.

California's Online Education Initiative connects community college classes across institutions

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California community colleges unveil online program that allows students to take courses across multiple campuses, a project that replaced a failed attempt to tap for-profit online course providers to meet student demand.

Schreiner University's novel approach to funding an online program

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While many institutions rely on online program management providers, Schreiner University opts for an alternative way of building an online nursing program.

Researcher clashes with publisher over book chapter on open education resources

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Psychology instructor withdraws book chapter after refusing to add language that he asserts a publisher demanded but he deemed too flattering to the textbook industry.

2U hopes to lower risk with program selection algorithm

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Companies spend millions of dollars so colleges can offer their programs online. 2U says data can tell the company if the investment will be worth it.

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