Online Learning

Online Learning
May 26, 2015
Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches efficiency, not marketing, to universities interested in enrolling more students online. Early results from Columbia University are promising.

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.

Archive

September 6, 2012

The U. of Maine at Presque Isle pilots open online courses that are anti-massive, featuring high levels of instructor feedback and pathways to formal credit.

August 31, 2012

Euphoria about massive online courses aside, they aren't the answer to improving access to higher education for low-income students, writes Ryan Craig.

August 30, 2012

As the first humanities MOOCs hit the ground, professors and students contemplate the limitations of Coursera's peer-grading system.

August 17, 2012

World Education University, a company that wants to underwrite "free" degree programs by selling access to student information, exemplifies new wave of higher ed entrepreneurship.

August 15, 2012

Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?

August 8, 2012

UCLA and the National Labor College team up to offer an online certificate geared toward undocumented immigrants.

August 2, 2012

How will MOOCs change the financial models of universities that have built revenue streams with credit courses online?

August 1, 2012

While only a minority of HBCUs offer online or blended programs, the numbers are growing.

July 31, 2012

Education Department will not enforce rule requiring distance education programs to get permission to operate from every state in which they enroll students.

July 25, 2012

Survey shows that totally online programs are attracting primarily women, white people and fully employed workers with good salaries -- many of whom want degrees in business.

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