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

December 13, 2017

Through creating and spreading open educational resources, students learn more and make an impact on the world, writes Christina Hendricks.

December 6, 2017

Responding to declining high school enrollments and state higher education austerity, some public universities are scaling up online.

November 29, 2017

Anthony Piña says there are six ways institutions stumble in terms of distance education and provides tips and advice for how to avoid them.

November 15, 2017

Christopher Haynes argues that instructors teaching online courses should embrace unanticipated and unconstrained time -- something he’s learned a lot about from his toddler.

November 15, 2017

The answer, writes Josh Kim, is people.

November 8, 2017

One of the most useful practices is to establish netiquette guidelines, which are indispensable for teaching about inequality and oppression, writes Abby L. Ferber.

November 8, 2017

Salena Rabidoux and Amy Rottmann provide instructors easy-to-follow tips and techniques for developing evergreen videos that engage students.

November 1, 2017

Open education resources can catalyze a much-needed national conversation about what we mean by “public” higher education, Robin DeRosa writes.

November 1, 2017

A campus filled with solar panels shows prospective students more about the institution's willingness to lead than traditional marketing efforts, Josh Kim says.

October 25, 2017

A recent blog post was wrong about massive open online courses, Arshad Ahmad and Barbara Oakley write. MOOCs aren't the promised panacea, but they are neither dangerous nor dead.

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Archive

June 27, 2018

Here's what you should be reading this summer to keep abreast of what's happening in digital and online education.

June 27, 2018

A liberal arts college in Pennsylvania thinks it has found a niche in the online space without sacrificing traditional values.

June 27, 2018

Global and regional alliances of colleges offering online programs can help higher education institutions navigate the future, Mark Lester writes.

June 21, 2018

In his new book, the digital education veteran Peter Smith calls for an end to “knowledge discrimination” at our colleges and universities.

June 20, 2018

Professors at California community college submit requests for OER materials to a team of students and recent graduates, who set to work on curation.

June 20, 2018

MOOC provider consulted some but not all partner institutions before introducing fees for online courses. Most institutions support the move, but some wonder if it will be effective.

June 20, 2018

Using newly available federal and state-by-state data, an analyst explores states' embrace of fully online learning and whether it drives adult students' access and success.

June 20, 2018

Highlights from conference on online leadership illustrate diverse priorities and challenges for institutions trying to expand their online initiatives.

June 20, 2018

The runaway cost of instructional materials is a worry, but it's not even close to the biggest problem for students, writes Jason Katzman.

June 13, 2018

A program's price is a major factor -- but not the deciding one -- as online students decide where to enroll, survey finds. Report also explores program mix, demographics, use of mobile.

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