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

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.

October 18, 2017

Josh Kim asks Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, to articulate his company’s new strategy, rebrand the iTunesU app and fund technology efforts by innovative educators.

October 18, 2017

Amy Rottmann and Salena Rabidoux recommend these free, easy-to-use presentation tools to improve student outcomes in online courses.

October 11, 2017

The next wave of educational technology innovation must get the faculty on board and make them central to institutions’ and companies’ strategies, Mike Silagadze argues.

October 11, 2017

Josh Kim says the new arrangement is a "big deal" for Apple's educational strategy. He answers four questions about the announcement's impact.  

October 4, 2017

Alternative academics’ work can’t be measured in terms of articles, books and presentations, Josh Kim writes, so they need to consider ways to make evident their mostly invisible output.

October 4, 2017

Like most institutions, Harvard University -- ignoring its own business school’s predictions -- failed to get ready for the new digital economy, leaving it exposed to OPMs to fill the gap. Robert Ubell presents a cautionary tale.

September 27, 2017

Josh Kim says these are the motivators that help recruit, retain and energize non-faculty educators, including instructional designers and others.

September 27, 2017

Laura Pasquini writes it is becoming increasingly vital for scholars to share their practices online and develop a digital presence to support their work.

September 20, 2017

Michael London provides examples of creative tactics distance learners use to try to break the rules when taking exams.

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Archive

June 13, 2018

Developers at Penn State believe their new tool will make creating online courses easier than ever, even for the non-tech savvy.

June 13, 2018

Here's what you need to know before you arrive in D.C. next week for a conference geared toward online learning administrators.

June 13, 2018

Responding to the challenges they've faced, law schools are moving cautiously -- and boldly -- into digital education, writes Christopher P. Chapman.

June 12, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Maria Andersen, CEO and co-founder of Coursetune.

June 11, 2018

An organization that supported technology efforts at liberal arts colleges has closed amid increased competition from groups offering similar services.

June 6, 2018

Science instructors share digital tools they use -- from virtual reality to 3-D printing -- to help students connect to the material.

June 6, 2018

Students learn the basics of a new skill online, practice it in the classroom, then demonstrate their aptitude by recording on their smartphones.

June 6, 2018

The term "digital learning" seems to be taking hold as a catchall for innovative techniques influenced by digital tools. Will the term last or grow outdated?

June 6, 2018

We need to do better in making course materials available to cash-strapped undergraduates and letting them interact with the texts and ideas, Sheila Liming argues.

June 4, 2018

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give.

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