Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Apr 17, 2018
Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.
Apr 18, 2018
Arizona State's report on digital learning draws cheers from online proponents -- and a few raised eyebrows from those who think the future is more complicated and warrants broader research.

Opinion

April 18, 2018

Where we fit, and how we must change, in the age of intelligent robots.

April 18, 2018

As the American Bar Association debates its rules governing online learning, Ken Randall asks a more fundamental question: Why should the accreditor limit how law faculties choose to teach?

April 11, 2018

Thoughts from a Pearson event about the responsibility of individual companies to advance their industry.

April 11, 2018

Leaders of a new group explain how they're working together to stimulate learning transformation within their colleges and universities -- and invite you to join them.

April 4, 2018

Josh Kim eagerly awaits June’s SOLA+R: Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable.

April 4, 2018

Sean Michael Morris asks: Are we giving our online students an education with all the nuance and complexity they deserve?

March 28, 2018

Small-group collaborations like the Empirical Educator Project can help bridge the gap between local innovations and national ones, and between college leaders and companies, Matthew Rascoff and Bridgette Martin Hard write.

March 28, 2018

When Steven Bell returned to the online classroom after a long hiatus, a training course persuaded him that student evaluations could actually be useful. He shares his tips for how professors can use the evaluations to make themselves better.

March 28, 2018

Misguided thoughts from 2008 about how the learning management system would look in 2018.

March 21, 2018

These new technologies have much to offer colleges and their students, but if we are not careful how we incorporate them, the risks may outweigh the gains, Vincent Del Casino Jr. writes.

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Archive

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.

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.

Archive

April 18, 2018

Arizona State's report on digital learning draws cheers from online proponents -- and a few raised eyebrows from those who think the future is more complicated and warrants broader research.

April 12, 2018

Digital learning can make high-quality education more affordable and efficient, according to case studies of six prominent online portfolios.

April 11, 2018

Many campus leaders feel underprepared for the innovation era -- but there's room for them to grow into it.

April 11, 2018

An award-winning initiative lets students in online courses practice teaching on simulated students with distinct behaviors before heading to actual classrooms.

April 4, 2018

Debate over the actual cost and value of online education continues to polarize participants. Meanwhile, state legislatures are looking for ways to cut costs for students.

January 5, 2018

New federal data show continued (and accelerating) growth in online course taking in 2016, even as overall college enrollments were flat or falling. Big gainers: Western Governors and Arizona State. Big losers: the big for-profits.

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.

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