Instructional technology / distance education

COVID-era experience strengthens faculty belief in value of online learning, institutions' support for them

Survey finds significant increases in professors' confidence in virtual learning and their sense of support from their colleges -- but continuing concerns about equity for underrepresented students.

Unpacking the University of Arizona’s deal with Ashford

Despite millions in guaranteed revenue, experts agree establishing the University of Arizona Global Campus will not be risk-free for Arizona.

Interest spikes in short-term, online credentials. Will it be sustained?

Interest is growing in short-term, online credentials amid the pandemic. Will they become viable alternative pathways to well-paying jobs?

Presidents give their colleges mixed grades on remote learning. How is that influencing their decisions about fall?

Presidents give their colleges and universities mixed grades on the remote learning they offered last spring. How is that influencing their decisions about reopening campuses this fall?

NC-SARA report paints detailed picture of distance education landscape

New online learning stats show growing demand for online programs across state lines and shed new light on in-state online enrollments.

Coronavirus forces U.S. universities online in China

Compelled to close their campuses to limit the spread of coronavirus, U.S. universities with Chinese branches move at lightning speed to take teaching online.

Calbright College: Give it time, or doomed from the start?

California's new online-only community college grabbed headlines again with its CEO's departure. While some see the college as a doomed venture, others say it's too soon to pass judgment.

Professors, colleges and companies struggle to make digital courseware accessible

High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.

Administrators are neither engaged nor knowledgeable about digital learning, survey finds

College IT officials don't believe campus leaders are particularly informed or engaged in digital learning, new survey results suggest.

With support from Kaplan, Purdue launches low-cost edX degrees

Purdue University will launch three under-$25,000 online master's degrees in engineering on the edX platform.

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