Digital Learning

Digital Learning
Dec 19, 2018
Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.
Jan 18, 2019
The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded space.

Opinion

January 16, 2019

Why the online program management industry must adopt academic norms of critical self-evaluation.

January 16, 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence carry inherent risks to colleges and universities and their students -- but only if the people making the decisions fail to exert control over the tools’ influence, Fred Singer argues.

January 9, 2019

The advent of online education was a classic Clayton Christensen disrupter. That was a quarter of a century ago. Now the disrupter is becoming disrupted.

January 9, 2019

Why our digital learning community should talk less about technology and more about the larger social and economic trends.

January 9, 2019

Can providers of massive open online courses achieve their goal of educating the most possible people when their offerings are overwhelmingly in English? No, Roberto Rey Agudo argues.

December 12, 2018

The growing use of voice search and virtual digital assistants will have an increasing impact on how we deliver, search for and market higher education.

December 12, 2018

Incumbents, upstarts or nowhere?

December 12, 2018

Fans and foes of letting students use laptops and phones in class hold fervent views. Jordan Troisi and Aaron Richmond suggest acting based on research instead -- and offer recommendations.

December 5, 2018

Creating a sharing economy for MOOC content among universities in open online consortiums wouldn’t be simple but could have enormous benefits for those institutions and others, Daniel Seaton writes.

December 5, 2018

As important as the internet?

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Surveys

Oct. 31, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. You may download a free copy here.

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The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Mediasite, Pearson, Portfolium and VitalSource.

Blogs

Online: Trending Now
December 12, 2018 - 3:00am

The growing use of voice search and virtual digital assistants will have an increasing impact on how we deliver, search for and market higher education.

Online: Trending Now
November 28, 2018 - 3:00am

Much is written about strengthening the link between education and employment. Jobs are changing and likely to continue to evolve over the coming decades. Education must evolve, too.

Online: Trending Now
November 14, 2018 - 3:00am

Google has dominated search for 20 years. But results today are far too often tainted with information that is incomplete, misleading or false. MIT aims to address that problem with the knowledge graph Underlay.

Archive

December 19, 2018

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

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

January 18, 2019

The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded space.

January 16, 2019

Three online or hybrid CBE programs reflect the diversity of approaches to offering instruction on a flexible timetable, and with a focus on acquiring skills.

January 16, 2019

MIT researchers document low retention rates, enrollment declines and general affluence of students to explain why massive open online course providers have largely ditched their original model.

January 16, 2019

Definitions of innovative teaching models and expectations for accreditors of new programs are on the agenda as the Department of Education considers changing standards.

January 16, 2019

Among the topics: no federal fine for Western Governors; proposal would lift cap on outsourced programs; research on impact of email feedback from professors.

January 16, 2019

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

January 16, 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence carry inherent risks to colleges and universities and their students -- but only if the people making the decisions fail to exert control over the tools’ influence, Fred Singer argues.

January 9, 2019

The Indiana university will expand online with support from the entity formerly known as for-profit Kaplan. Plans reflect debate over how two unlike institutions can (and should) combine strengths.

January 9, 2019

Does a small decline in the share of all academic programs that are delivered at a distance suggest that online has peaked?

January 9, 2019

The number of instructors aware of and using OER continues to grow -- but many remain out of the loop. Will the market continue to shift?

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