Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Dec 05, 2018
An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.
Dec 05, 2018
A popular online human resources concentration marked an early indication of the potential popularity of distance learning at the institution.

Opinion

December 5, 2018

As important as the internet?

December 5, 2018

Creating a sharing economy for MOOC content among universities in open online consortiums wouldn’t be simple but could have enormous benefits for those institutions and others, Daniel Seaton writes.

November 28, 2018

Much is written about strengthening the link between education and employment. Jobs are changing and likely to continue to evolve over the coming decades. Education must evolve, too.

November 28, 2018

How the next billion-dollar higher ed industry will be built on artificial intelligence.

November 14, 2018

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

November 14, 2018

Google has dominated search for 20 years. But results today are far too often tainted with information that is incomplete, misleading or false. MIT aims to address that problem with the knowledge graph Underlay.

November 14, 2018

The future of persistence in the age of "narrow AI," or deep learning.

November 7, 2018

Maintaining brand equity through scarcity while also scaling (sometimes with OPMs) to meet global demand.

November 7, 2018

Campus leaders should prioritize excellence, differentiation and institutional fidelity as they build new academic programs, Scott Moore writes.

October 31, 2018

A partial list of the things we don't know about working with an online program management provider.

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Archive

December 5, 2018

An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.

June 12, 2018

Walmart and other large employers are turning to for-profit Guild Education to manage tuition-reimbursement programs. Walmart's offer promises a debt-free college education to its employees, but academic program choices are limited. 

June 6, 2018

Tech giant is working with universities to bring the functionality of a student ID card to the iPhone and Apple Watch.

April 23, 2018

The University of Phoenix’s online enrollment plummets while Western Governors and Southern New Hampshire near 100,000 students as they vie to rule the roost.

April 17, 2018

Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.

August 24, 2017

The new "Forever" GI Bill includes a $75 million program to let military veterans use federal benefits for technology courses through noncollege providers -- another potential challenge to traditional higher ed.

June 12, 2017

New study finds students at most risk may be those least well served by learning outside the classroom.

June 12, 2017

New Facebook features intended for developers could, if expanded, turn the social networking site into an online learning platform.

May 30, 2017

The university lays off dozens of remote, part-time staffers (with plans to hire full-timers) as part of a reorganization process ahead of projected enrollment growth for its competency-based division.

May 22, 2017

Report on online education landscape suggests potentially leaner times ahead for colleges hoping to profit in the market. Community colleges are already seeing it.

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Archive

December 5, 2018

A popular online human resources concentration marked an early indication of the potential popularity of distance learning at the institution.

December 5, 2018

Some on-ground institutions are close to 50 percent online enrollment. But how important is the proportion?

November 29, 2018

Private colleges team up online to fill available courses and help students more quickly fulfill degree requirements. The initiative opens the way for more digital collaboration but poses challenges.

November 28, 2018

The concept applies to more than just disability issues. A new book helps contextualize the growing educational approach and offers a road map to adoption even skeptics will appreciate.

November 14, 2018

A new project will use technology to build bridges between classrooms in the U.S. and Japan. A pedagogical model of international collaboration facilitated by technology is gaining steam worldwide.

November 14, 2018

Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.

November 7, 2018

Technology-enabled learning might be the future of education, but empirical studies haven't caught up to the hype. Funding is tight and approaches are scattered.

November 5, 2018

Sessions at Educause touched on academic technology collaboration, transparency around data collection, transitioning to active learning and more.

October 31, 2018

Two foreign-language instructors teamed up to work with a publisher on a digital textbook, but the idea didn't fully blossom until much later.

October 31, 2018

Online learning offers instructors an opportunity to rethink their approach to assessment. A new book hopes to spur that conversation.

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