Online Learning

Online Learning
Sep 02, 2016
MIT experiments with instructor grading in massive open online courses as a way to expand teaching and learning opportunities for students and instructors.

Surveys

Oct. 29, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology examined the views of faculty members and academic technology administrators on online education and a range of other technology-related issues.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. 

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Nov. 18, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here.

The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Blackboard, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.

Booklets

"The Evolution of Distance Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

The print-on-demand booklet features articles about a range of institutions and approaches.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

Inside Higher Ed featured a webinar on October 13 in which its editors and reporters discussed the themes of the booklet. Click here to listen to the webinar.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Blackboard. 

Archive

April 27, 2016

Online master's program in computer science -- a much-watched attempt to apply the MOOC model to for-credit programs -- may not be the big revenue generator the institute projected it would be, but administrators deem it a success and plan to expand it.

April 20, 2016

Report on the future of online education stresses central role of faculty members and instructional designers.

April 15, 2016

Graduates of an online program at George Washington U sue the institution, saying they paid more to receive a worse experience than face-to-face students.

April 14, 2016

The steep investment is preventing two-year institutions from creating massive open online courses, but SUNY Broome Community College found a way -- and a purpose for one.

March 29, 2016

A backlash against state reciprocity in the regulation of online education is misguided, write Phil Hill and Russ Poulin, who argue that consistently applied regulations are good for consumer choice and protection.

March 21, 2016

Initiative to simplify how colleges become authorized to offer online education outside their home state once again runs into opposition from advocacy groups, this time in New York.

February 17, 2016

Study suggests acceptance of online education still lags among high school students.

February 9, 2016

The 13th and final annual report on online education enrollments by the Babson Group shows how much the market has grown since 2002 -- and how little it has changed.

January 29, 2016

Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

January 7, 2016

Six universities from around the world plan experiment with MOOCs that could expand to other online offerings.

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