Online learning

Younger people think they gain more knowledge from technology than from humans, study finds

New study finds young adults believe they learn more from technology than from fellow humans. Experts say such results reinforce need for greater classroom emphasis on how to use technology to pursue knowledge.

Experts react to ambitious National University plans for personalized learning

The California nonprofit is spending $20 million to create a platform blending several emergent innovations. Experts see promise but challenges, too.

Associated Colleges of the South tries on blended learning for size

Associated Colleges of the South has worked to expand its commitment to blended and hybrid learning. Results have been mixed, as costs haven't gotten down and faculty skepticism hasn't evaporated.

OER disrupting textbook marketplace

Denise Wydra says New York state’s pursuit of free and inexpensive course materials is changing the traditional textbook landscape in fundamental ways.

Experts react to Harvard-2U online certificate agreement

Online program management advocates applaud as Harvard and 2U work to create an online business analytics certificate program. Others worry about corporate encroachment on teaching and learning.

Georgia Tech plans extension of undergraduate online computer science course

University uses model from closely observed master’s in computer science on undergraduates for first time, finds notable success and sees path to shaving a year or more off in-person instruction.

Study: OPMs could hurt colleges' financial stability, student data

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the Century Foundation, which describes itself as a "progressive, nonpartisan think tank" aimed at reducing inequality, released a report Monday warning about public and private institutions' arrangements with online program management companies -- and the risk they might pose to the nature of public higher education.

Flipped online course improves success in math

Claire Stuve says research conducted by the University of Toledo shows that blended and adaptive learning lead to the most successful outcomes.

Report: Influence of online learning companies could undermine public higher ed

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Century Foundation cautions that nature of public university deals with online program managers could undermine the institutions’ financial stability and their students’ data.

OpenStax saved 1 million students $70 million

OpenStax, the nonprofit based at Rice University that produces peer-reviewed openly licensed textbooks and materials, told “Inside Digital Learning” that during the 2016-17 academic year more than one million students at 3,800 institutions nationwide used OpenStax resources and that those learners saved more than $70 million total.


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