Digital Learning

Digital Learning
Jun 14, 2018
In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.
Sep 12, 2018
Many professors fear that students will punish them for classroom experimentation. A new study suggests otherwise.

Opinion

September 12, 2018

Jonathan A. Poritz warns that colleges and universities should not rush too quickly to embrace the new technology for distributed public ledgers on the internet.

September 12, 2018

Three (tentative) hypotheses.

September 5, 2018

Amid the hype, the technology really does have major implications for higher education research, accountability and credentials, Daniel Pianko writes.

September 5, 2018

Three indictments of the role of technology in higher ed instruction.

August 29, 2018

It is time to destigmatize and expand online learning opportunities for college students with disabilities, Brittany Collins argues.

August 29, 2018

A critical perspective on the traditional online program management model.

August 22, 2018

Hybrid education may be the breath of the future -- and the death of teaching as we know it, Curtis Newbold writes.

August 15, 2018

People with higher ed backgrounds, flexible unbundling, capacity building, transparency and diversity.

August 8, 2018

Nondegree programs, university business models and the imperative to create a different sort of master’s degree.

August 8, 2018

Many professors rightly question whether research on the impact of classroom technology applies in their context, Kara McWilliams writes. Here’s how to conduct studies they can really use.

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Archive

August 27, 2018

Technology is enabling the rise of precision academics in higher education, writes Myk Garn, who describes the game-changing potential of mapping and coding the academic genome.

August 16, 2018

In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores.

June 14, 2018

In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.

March 8, 2018

Study finds instructors are much more likely to respond to comments from white male students than from others.

March 2, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Howard Bell of Hobsons about Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, the company's student success platform.

February 27, 2018

Legislators rewrite bill that originally required use of freely accessible educational materials, amid criticism that legislation would have infringed academic freedom and harmed, not helped, the open-access movement.

March 16, 2017

Despite all the talk about the need for innovation, colleges and universities today are changing too quickly, not too slowly, argues Johann N. Neem.

Archive

September 12, 2018

Many professors fear that students will punish them for classroom experimentation. A new study suggests otherwise.

September 12, 2018

Arizona State is the latest institution to team up with a museum to bolster its online portfolio. Representatives on both sides of such partnerships discuss the benefits and pitfalls.

September 12, 2018

In-person games can be translated to the online format, one medical university found -- but that process takes time and ingenuity.

September 12, 2018

Among the topics: mixed results with academic early-alert systems; Purdue Global kills faculty confidentiality clause; fight over eligibility for veterans' education benefits in California; classroom tech tools.

September 12, 2018

Jonathan A. Poritz warns that colleges and universities should not rush too quickly to embrace the new technology for distributed public ledgers on the internet.

September 5, 2018

Connecticut's distance learning consortium has shuttered, but similar systems in other states are soldiering on, serving a diverse range of needs and priorities.

September 5, 2018

A new book lays out a plan for creating a high-quality online doctorate, drawn from the experiences of a degree program in educational technology.

September 5, 2018

The etextbook distributor thinks it can create a major adaptive learning platform -- but will big publishers buy in by letting VitalSource turn their content into courseware?

September 5, 2018

Amid the hype, the technology really does have major implications for higher education research, accountability and credentials, Daniel Pianko writes.

August 29, 2018

Project to drive community colleges' use of open educational resources lowered student spending (even using a more conservative formula to judge those costs). But student awareness of the courses remains limited, and the path to sustainability is unclear.

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