Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Jan 10, 2022
Some institutions that began the semester online are now pushing their return-to-campus dates further out in response to Omicron, citing spiking numbers and breakthrough infections.
Nov 20, 2020
The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.


January 14, 2022

Much has been written about the Great Resignation; it is a phenomenon of profound significance. As leaders, we need to look at ourselves, our own practices and our peer/employee relationships to clearly see the path forward.

January 5, 2022

Higher ed has not been immune to the Great Resignation. Many universities have long lists of open positions. We are on the cusp of filling some of those openings and more with cost-efficient, reliable and effective artificial intelligence.

December 14, 2021

Two years ago, Google announced that it was launching a career certificate program that would provide all the essentials to start a new career. The Google career certificate programs have exploded on the scene with millions of enrollments and are expanding to community colleges.

December 1, 2021

The next few years in higher education promise to herald a tech revolution. Delivery modes will be the most visible, but autonomous and related smart tech may be the most impactful.

November 17, 2021

The numbers paint a clear picture of change in demand for higher education. Still unclear is if colleges will adapt from static schools to dynamic institutions in time to survive and thrive.

November 3, 2021

The numbers are startling: in the wake of deadly COVID infections, quarantines and isolation, nearly 3 percent of the entire U.S. workforce resigned in the month of August alone. What is higher ed’s role in reshaping careers and lives?

October 20, 2021

The web is constantly evolving. Emerging now is a more immersive 3-D environment that features augmented reality, virtual reality and persistent connections. It is called the metaverse, and it may transform online learning.

October 6, 2021

The placid ivy-covered walls and calm quad will remain when COVID is vanquished, but the university will never be the same. We are forever changed -- by the disease and by the advance of technology and competition in this, the fourth industrial revolution.

September 22, 2021

We are witnessing the remaking of higher education. Strategies for mainstream colleges and universities must change from the short term to the long term as large-scale collaboratives and huge corporations enter the field.

September 8, 2021

The world is in the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, which is what the World Economic Forum describes as a new era that extends the impact of digitization in new and unanticipated ways.



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January 10, 2022

Some institutions that began the semester online are now pushing their return-to-campus dates further out in response to Omicron, citing spiking numbers and breakthrough infections.

December 9, 2021

University of North Carolina will create an internal unit to build and manage online programs from the system’s 17 campuses for learners largely ignored by many universities.

November 17, 2021

The online learning platform absorbs the nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT to expand its reach. Philosophical concerns linger, but edX partners will benefit from new investment.

September 3, 2021

Massachusetts university system will align with adult-serving online institution in California, aiming to create a major national player in online learning.

August 11, 2021

If the University of Arkansas board approves the deal, the system will purchase the for-profit university and all its assets for only $1.

August 10, 2021

Online course company will increase percentage of revenue it shares with university partners as they add degree programs or increase their enrollments.


March 11, 2021

The shift to remote learning forced STEM instructors to increasingly accept online education. But concerns about how to give students meaningful lab experiences remain.

March 9, 2021

Education-technology company Coursera launched a bid to become a publicly traded company last week, giving industry experts a glimpse at its financial inner workings. The company is losing money, but it might be finding a way to monetize MOOCs.

February 24, 2021

New deal gives 2U access to more companies' employees who are seeking training. Guild gets a broader slate of program offerings and 2U partner universities.

February 18, 2021

Faculty members who saw the shift to online learning as an opportunity were less likely to feel burned out or receive poor ratings on their teaching.



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

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 9, 2019

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

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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