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

May 23, 2018

The exit of an education startup and the future of college.

May 16, 2018

Calls to create a discipline around the term risk reinforcing existing problems with how it is used -- and misused -- in higher education, Rolin Moe writes.

May 9, 2018

An exchange with the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University.

May 9, 2018

A professor and an undergraduate describe the positive and negative ways that students use technology to keep their heads above water academically.

May 2, 2018

An attempt to answer a tweet by Joshua Eyler about the conversation about that crucial intersection.

May 2, 2018

As colleges respond to student needs with shorter-term credentials, we should be transparent about what they represent and how they differ from degrees, Scott Greenberg writes.

April 18, 2018

Where we fit, and how we must change, in the age of intelligent robots.

April 18, 2018

As the American Bar Association debates its rules governing online learning, Ken Randall asks a more fundamental question: Why should the accreditor limit how law faculties choose to teach?

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Archive

August 15, 2018

Top Hat strives to get professors to create their own textbooks and make them available free or for sale on its platform. Should traditional textbook publishers be concerned?

August 9, 2018

A Q&A with Paul Freedman, who, unlike some of his ed-tech peers, focuses on nurturing companies that will extend the reach of traditional institutions, not compete with them.

August 8, 2018

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

August 8, 2018

What does a manager of online program quality do, and how does she define quality? We asked one.

August 8, 2018

An instructor's explanatory syllabus prompts a discussion of how students perceive new learning models, and how much they want to know about pedagogy before a class begins.

August 8, 2018

Among the topics: an effort in Houston to improve student success by sharing data; Strayer and Capella merge.

August 8, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Julia Winter, CEO and founder of Alchemie.

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

Online instructors at Colorado Mesa University get paid per student for overtime hours. Now the institution is tweaking a model that's enticing to instructors but may not be best for students.

August 1, 2018

Among the topics: the Trump administration's plans on digital learning regulation; the status of an ambitious effort to map credentials; the link between cellphone use during class and lower exam grades.

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