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 21, 2018
Business students at the University of Central Florida agitate for alternatives to a model that heavily shifts their learning time to outside the classroom and reduces exposure to instructors. Administrators say their approach is educationally sound.

Opinion

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.

August 1, 2018

Why Orbis Education's approach stands out in a crowded field.

August 1, 2018

The push for lifelong learning is fueling competition from alternative providers, but colleges and universities have a secret weapon: the deep bond they form with students, which should lead to a lifelong relationship, Chris Dellarocas writes.

July 25, 2018

Fewer conference presentations, less social media, more writing.

July 25, 2018

Higher education needs to change -- but the innovations must align with institutions’ missions and need not always be revolutionary, write Kate Ebner and Noah Pickus.

July 18, 2018

"I will refrain from promoting my company’s products or services."

July 11, 2018

Anthony Collamati’s classroom experiments with digital tools both reinforced the limits of new technologies and helped him see how they might strengthen small colleges and expand their reach.

July 11, 2018

Pitfalls and opportunities.

June 27, 2018

A Q&A with the CEO of an online program management company.

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Archive

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.

August 29, 2018

Faculty members often worry that making digital courses accessible to all students will be too time-consuming or expensive -- but some of their colleagues want to convince them otherwise.

August 29, 2018

This month's edition of the Pulse podcast features a look at a university's conversion from one version of Blackboard's learning management system to another.

August 29, 2018

Faculty concerns at Purdue Global; lawsuit over state authorization; fighting for net neutrality.

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