Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Jan 14, 2019
Trump administration rejects findings from a 2017 inspector general audit that found the online giant WGU out of compliance and recommended that it pay back $713 million in federal aid.
Mar 20, 2019
Arkansas's public university system established a separate online institution in 2016. It's grown steadily, but more slowly than leaders had hoped.

Opinion

March 20, 2019

As learners and employers seek education and training that is cheaper, faster and better, forward-looking colleges and universities are embracing new roles as curators, certifiers and integrators, Kathleen deLaski and Rufus Glasper write.

March 20, 2019

How can we be sure we are identifying the most important risks in our changing field and are prepared to mitigate their potential impact?

March 13, 2019

Universities can and must remain at the center of how people learn throughout their lives, Andrew Hermalyn writes.

March 13, 2019

Locating the experts.

March 6, 2019

From conversation to scholarship.

March 6, 2019

Online courses are changing -- sometimes less open, sometimes less massive -- but they're still relevant.

February 27, 2019

Colleges and universities are adopting various structures to drive internal innovation and experimentation -- some focused on transformation and others on iteration, Allison Dulin Salisbury and Terah Crews write.

February 27, 2019

Continuing the conversation we started last week, we offer a response to Anthony Piña.

February 27, 2019

Replying to a recent blog post, Jonathan Poritz argues that lowering students' costs by using open educational resources isn't just a nicety in an era when many students are hungry and textbook "quality" is exaggerated.

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"Agile Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new curated collection of articles.

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Archive

January 14, 2019

Trump administration rejects findings from a 2017 inspector general audit that found the online giant WGU out of compliance and recommended that it pay back $713 million in federal aid.

January 7, 2019

The Education Department's proposals for upcoming negotiated rule-making process would narrow the responsibilities of accreditors and modify federal definitions for credit hour and distance education.

December 19, 2018

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

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.

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Archive

March 20, 2019

Arkansas's public university system established a separate online institution in 2016. It's grown steadily, but more slowly than leaders had hoped.

March 20, 2019

Public universities across the country are adjusting to the shifting reality of the online landscape. Despite similar goals, approaches vary widely.

March 18, 2019

Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles, starts a series of online certificates aimed at business professionals. In a crowded executive education market, will it find a niche?

March 13, 2019

College and universities ramp up initiatives to help students think critically and learn more about digital tools -- but faculty members and administrators don't always agree on the approach.

March 13, 2019

The federal rule-making process can be confusing. Here are the answers to your pressing questions about how it might affect distance education and innovative programs.

March 6, 2019

More institutions are signing up to share courses online. Some want to work together on concentrations and even majors -- but skeptics warn that too much collaboration can dilute the academic experience for students.

March 6, 2019

The University of Massachusetts System wants to compete with Southern New Hampshire and Purdue Global. Details on cost and strategy are still trickling in.

February 27, 2019

Smartphones and tablets are changing how teachers teach and students learn. It's not always a smooth or simple transition.

February 20, 2019

Students in Brandeis's graduate programs complained they didn't feel prepared when they arrived on campus. The institution turned to an online platform for a solution.

February 20, 2019

Many colleges lack formal policies for digital accessibility, leaving students with disabilities at a disadvantage. A new set of quality indicators could lay the foundation institutions need.

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