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 19, 2018
Professors share what they're doing differently in the classroom this fall -- and how they'll measure the success of their experiments.

Opinion

September 20, 2017

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

September 13, 2017

Josh Kim writes about why colleges that prioritize teaching and discovery are best for non-faculty educators.

September 13, 2017

Jeff Aird says until higher ed uses analytics in a self-aware and brutally honest way, it can’t fix the growing problems with student success and retention.

September 6, 2017

Salena Rabidoux and Amy Rottmann offer these tips for how to respond to students to improve success and build comradery among online learners.

September 6, 2017

Josh Kim says the Times and others don’t get that a MOOC with 1.8 million students is demonstrating a postsecondary teaching and learning renaissance. Here’s why.

August 30, 2017

Josh Kim writes that institutions would benefit from giving instructional designers and other non-professor educators time for concentrated scholarship and professional development.

August 30, 2017

After years of scams, Bob Ubell says it’s time to shut down all for-profit institutions. 

August 23, 2017

Josh Kim writes that instructional designers, who are helping make important changes in teaching and learning, should be faculty members.

August 23, 2017

Christopher Haynes says the story of online learning has often been about disruption, suspicion and distance, but the reality is passion, experimentation and exploration.

August 16, 2017

Denise Wydra says New York state’s pursuit of free and inexpensive course materials is changing the traditional textbook landscape in fundamental ways.

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Archive

May 30, 2018

The California system firmly believes adult learners in the state will benefit from more nondegree options -- but some existing colleges think they're better positioned to serve those students.

May 30, 2018

We must do better at moving low-income students into and through college, in part by adopting new learning models and taking student success strategies to scale, Brian Fleming and Allison Dulin Salisbury write.

May 25, 2018

U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.

May 23, 2018

State's initial $8 million investment significantly increased number of students in courses taught with OER. With new round of funding for 2018-19, CUNY and SUNY will focus on strategy and sustainability.

May 23, 2018

MissionU, whose founder promoted his startup as an alternative to "broken" traditional higher education, has closed after admitting just one 25-person class.

May 23, 2018

After four decades as a freestanding entity with budget autonomy, a center for distance education programs and research will be absorbed by its university's social sciences and humanities department. Some faculty members are unhappy.

May 23, 2018

Among the topics: a company works with universities on boot camps; an innovative university plans to close; new job for a Gates Foundation official.

May 23, 2018

A new technology tool from MIT enables silent communication between human and computer. Ray Schroeder looks ahead to potential implications for teaching and learning.

May 16, 2018

Residents of First Nations communities can earn a master's degree in school psychology thanks to a blended program that accounts for their needs.

May 16, 2018

Tips, links, resources and words of wisdom for early-career instructional designers.

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