Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Apr 06, 2020
Students with disabilities and their advocates say access to equitable education has been abandoned in the scramble to move classes online.
Mar 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.

Opinion

July 1, 2020

Driven by this crucial moment in our history, this blog takes a turn to focus not just on "best practice" but "just practice."

July 1, 2020

Why Google/Apple/Microsoft/Facebook matter less to higher ed than we imagine.

July 1, 2020

In the weeks of COVID-19 isolation, the disparity of access to the internet has become more obvious as school-age children and adult learners have been deprived access to education and livelihoods.

June 24, 2020

Jenae Cohn envisions how the term may unfold for a faculty member who remains off campus in September.

June 24, 2020

Beth Seltzer envisions how the term may unfold for a student who remains off campus in September.

June 18, 2020

The University of Maryland Global Campus’s answer to the increasingly complex question of how to provide learners with the information they need when they need it and in a form that is useful.

June 17, 2020

In recent weeks America has come to a reckoning over long-unmet societal values on racial justice, equity and commitment to diversity. Why now? What has changed?

June 17, 2020

In the push for active and learner-oriented instruction, let’s not abandon classic methods of reading, writing and lecturing, Matt Ayars argues.

June 10, 2020

Why think about the future in this most difficult of times?

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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

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.

March 26, 2020

Online Zoom classes were disrupted by individuals spewing racist, misogynistic or vulgar content. Experts say professors using Zoom should familiarize themselves with the program's settings.

March 25, 2020

Six in 10 online learning administrators say their campuses require professors to train before teaching online -- but 70 percent say students aren't formally prepared to study virtually.

March 16, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak forcing colleges to close campuses and move classes online, vendors face sudden upside. But the biggest beneficiaries are likely different in the long and short terms.

March 16, 2020

Suddenly trying to teach humanities courses online? Mind your presence, ask good questions and manage expectations, experts say.

March 9, 2020

Several West Coast universities have moved instruction to remote learning. Faculty are now left to figure out what that means for students.

March 6, 2020

Private nonprofit college plans to absorb part of a shuttered for-profit chain. Backers say the business college stood out from its peers and provides key competencies for educating working adults online.

February 27, 2020

New online learning stats show growing demand for online programs across state lines and shed new light on in-state online enrollments.

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Archive

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.

September 17, 2019

ASU's for-credit MOOC experiment with edX didn’t meet expectations for completion or certification. The university has quietly moved in a new direction.

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