Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Aug 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.
May 17, 2017
There isn't enough lab space for all hands-on courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology. So thousands of online and residential students are doing experiments in their homes and dorm rooms, producing both conveniences and challenges.

Opinion

October 18, 2017

Josh Kim asks Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, to articulate his company’s new strategy, rebrand the iTunesU app and fund technology efforts by innovative educators.

October 18, 2017

Amy Rottmann and Salena Rabidoux recommend these free, easy-to-use presentation tools to improve student outcomes in online courses.

October 11, 2017

Josh Kim says the new arrangement is a "big deal" for Apple's educational strategy. He answers four questions about the announcement's impact.  

October 11, 2017

The next wave of educational technology innovation must get the faculty on board and make them central to institutions’ and companies’ strategies, Mike Silagadze argues.

October 4, 2017

Like most institutions, Harvard University -- ignoring its own business school’s predictions -- failed to get ready for the new digital economy, leaving it exposed to OPMs to fill the gap. Robert Ubell presents a cautionary tale.

October 4, 2017

Alternative academics’ work can’t be measured in terms of articles, books and presentations, Josh Kim writes, so they need to consider ways to make evident their mostly invisible output.

September 27, 2017

Laura Pasquini writes it is becoming increasingly vital for scholars to share their practices online and develop a digital presence to support their work.

September 27, 2017

Josh Kim says these are the motivators that help recruit, retain and energize non-faculty educators, including instructional designers and others.

September 20, 2017

Josh Kim says higher education needs to start thinking about non-faculty educators on campus as a group to be connected, nurtured and supported.

September 20, 2017

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

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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.

May 2, 2017

Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.

April 28, 2017

Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.

March 7, 2017

Issues are being brought to the forefront as education becomes more digital. Inside Higher Ed profiles a Ph.D. student as she designs her first online course.

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May 17, 2017

There isn't enough lab space for all hands-on courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology. So thousands of online and residential students are doing experiments in their homes and dorm rooms, producing both conveniences and challenges.

May 10, 2017

Faculty members and instructional designers share their ideas and tips for working together to develop successful online courses. We want to hear your thoughts, too. 

April 28, 2017

Despite emerging questions about applicability of his "disruption" theory, the business guru still believes half of colleges could close in a decade, driven by the spread of online learning.

April 26, 2017

The broad expansion of online programs has led to a dramatic increase in the number of registered nurses earning bachelor's degrees.

April 12, 2017

The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

April 5, 2017

Economist James D. Miller now thinks online education could increase demand for instructors, not destroy their jobs.

March 22, 2017

Davidson College launches a free, two-week online course about defining, identifying and avoiding deliberately false stories.

March 8, 2017

Open SUNY, the online hub for the state's higher-education system, could flourish under the governor's proposed tuition-free plan.  

March 1, 2017

A cadre of experts offer their views -- many critical -- of a prominent Stanford researcher's new study questioning the ROI of online education.

March 1, 2017

A university strives to persuade professors that digital courses can be rigorous and highly interactive as it builds an online program from scratch.

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