Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Sep 21, 2020
Dissatisfied with the way local schools are responding to the pandemic, families increasingly turn to online K-12 options to educate their children -- including schools run by universities.
Nov 20, 2020
The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.

Opinion

January 20, 2021

Zoom (and other videoconferencing) fatigue was recognized early in the remote learning efforts of 2020. It is real. We have learned much about the cause and some about how to avoid the symptoms that impair communication and learning.

January 6, 2021

Online learning has helped rescue higher education from the pandemic and from natural disasters, wars and untold disasters. Will it now inject higher ed into the fourth industrial revolution?

December 11, 2020

As we prepare to launch another semester mostly online, we are facing what may be the most severe mental health crisis in the history of American education. The next three months promise to bring the most dangerous and stressful period in American medicine.

December 2, 2020

As we prepare to launch another semester mostly online, we are better informed than we were in the spring and fall semesters. From experiences with rapidly applied pedagogies to better understanding of how our students’ radically altered lives impact their learning, we must adapt.

November 19, 2020

As we continue to advance online services to distant students, bandwidth becomes ever more important. Virtual laboratories are beginning to take advantage of virtual reality, augmented reality and an assortment of associated technologies that rely on highly sophisticated networking.

November 10, 2020

Many colleges are closing their campuses after Thanksgiving and moving online. Spring terms will be delayed, break canceled, and online strategies remain at the forefront of delivery modes for the rest of 2021. What lies ahead?

October 29, 2020

An instructor wonders: Which leaders from history will my students see as weak and strong?

October 28, 2020

A series of events has converged to put new impetus behind sharing courses online. The COVID-19 pandemic, rapid deployment of remote learning, growth of MOOCs and mounting financial pressure on colleges and universities have combined to open minds on this topic.

October 14, 2020

We are planning for AI to help universities recruit, oversee adaptive learning and drive intelligent chat boxes, but there is much more ahead in the near future. Are we are underestimating the future of AI connected through a brain-computer interface in education?

October 1, 2020

Worldwide, lives are stressed and strained by COVID-19. Nowhere is that more evident than in the lives of students, staff and faculty members engaged in the transformed role of online learning.

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"Protecting Vulnerable Students During the Pandemic" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles. This publication gives an inside look at a historic time of turbulence for higher education. It features news and opinion pieces on the pivot to remote instruction and campus closures, with a focus on underserved student populations and what this tsunami of change means for their finances, housing, mental health and ability to transfer or complete college.

You may download the PDF file here, free.

And we invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the publication on Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Support for this publication is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is committed to preserving and expanding educational opportunity for today’s students. Now more than ever.

Archive

September 21, 2020

Dissatisfied with the way local schools are responding to the pandemic, families increasingly turn to online K-12 options to educate their children -- including schools run by universities.

August 19, 2020

Some predominantly online institutions have ramped up marketing efforts to attract students during the pandemic. A foundation's report tracks spending and criticizes a pattern of “concerning” ads.

August 10, 2020

Interest in alternative online credentials spiked after people started working remotely this spring. Will the surge continue long-term?

August 4, 2020

News of the University of Arizona’s planned acquisition of Ashford University did not go over well for many Arizona faculty members.

July 30, 2020

New survey data show pandemic may be disproportionately influencing women to choose online education over in-person options.

July 21, 2020

Colleges spent millions of dollars facilitating the pivot from face-to-face to remote instruction last spring. Administrators who oversee online learning don’t want that investment to go to waste.

July 16, 2020

Colleges are offering free online summer courses in an effort to keep students engaged and on track to graduate. Will it work?

July 7, 2020

"What Mr. Kim ignores in defense of his focus is that we are now asking bus drivers to fly airplanes."

July 7, 2020

Dear Editor,

I nodded in silent agreement while reading Kolnick’s "Generals Die in Bed" and noticed that Joshua Kim's response had different errors, even though he sees himself wrapped in righteousness and all good things.  

April 6, 2020

Students with disabilities and their advocates say access to equitable education has been abandoned in the scramble to move classes online.

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November 20, 2020

The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.

June 10, 2020

Technology advocates may see online teaching as the best path forward, but one important audience vociferously disagrees: students, Peter C. Herman writes.

March 18, 2020

Because of COVID-19, most professors and students suddenly find themselves forced to use technology as they teach and learn. A panel of experts explores whether that will help or hurt attitudes about online education.

January 9, 2020

With the launch of MicroBachelors, MOOC platform edX lays the groundwork for a fully online undergraduate degree taught by multiple universities.

December 10, 2019

Colleges and corrections departments increasingly are turning to online instruction for incarcerated students. But while those programs may be easier to scale, challenges and questions about quality remain.

November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

October 23, 2019

Institutions aren’t switching learning management systems as often as they used to. What does that mean for companies looking to win new customers?

October 9, 2019

Inside Higher Ed profiles Southern New Hampshire University's approach to getting its name out, as competition and scrutiny mount.

October 9, 2019

Several large nonprofit universities have expressed interest in purchasing for-profit Ashford University, potentially following the controversial playbook of the 2017 takeover of Kaplan by Purdue.

October 4, 2019

The online provider is offering licenses to universities so they can access the company's full course catalog.

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