Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Jun 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. 
Aug 15, 2018
Administrators and professors alike wonder how their institutions' progress in making course content available to all students compares with others, as advocates continue their push.

Opinion

August 15, 2018

People with higher ed backgrounds, flexible unbundling, capacity building, transparency and diversity.

August 8, 2018

Many professors rightly question whether research on the impact of classroom technology applies in their context, Kara McWilliams writes. Here’s how to conduct studies they can really use.

August 8, 2018

Nondegree programs, university business models and the imperative to create a different sort of master’s degree.

August 1, 2018

Why Orbis Education's approach stands out in a crowded field.

August 1, 2018

The push for lifelong learning is fueling competition from alternative providers, but colleges and universities have a secret weapon: the deep bond they form with students, which should lead to a lifelong relationship, Chris Dellarocas writes.

July 25, 2018

Fewer conference presentations, less social media, more writing.

July 25, 2018

Higher education needs to change -- but the innovations must align with institutions’ missions and need not always be revolutionary, write Kate Ebner and Noah Pickus.

July 18, 2018

"I will refrain from promoting my company’s products or services."

July 11, 2018

Anthony Collamati’s classroom experiments with digital tools both reinforced the limits of new technologies and helped him see how they might strengthen small colleges and expand their reach.

July 11, 2018

Pitfalls and opportunities.

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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.

May 8, 2017

To mixed reactions from analysts, 2U acquires its way into the certificate and international markets.

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August 15, 2018

Administrators and professors alike wonder how their institutions' progress in making course content available to all students compares with others, as advocates continue their push.

August 8, 2018

What does a manager of online program quality do, and how does she define quality? We asked one.

August 1, 2018

Online instructors at Colorado Mesa University get paid per student for overtime hours. Now the institution is tweaking a model that's enticing to instructors but may not be best for students.

July 25, 2018

A two-year college in California took a leap forward with professional development efforts geared toward online.

July 25, 2018

Instructors at Drexel University can sift through more than 250,000 pieces of virtual reality content in a repository the institution bills as the first of its kind.

July 18, 2018

The cost of maintaining an online course for several years can eventually outstrip the launch cost -- but the investment might just pay off.

July 13, 2018

University system's program will let residential students enroll at no charge in online courses from any of the system's 23 campuses -- not just the one where they're enrolled.

July 11, 2018

A new book connects instructional design with teaching and learning to offer a road map for online instruction.

July 11, 2018

Journalism students use virtual reality equipment to tell immersive stories in an emerging medium.

July 11, 2018

Most institutions charge students the same or more for online programs than for face-to-face. Berklee has found success with a pricing model that favors online students.

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