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.


Oct. 24, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's fifth annual Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explores the views of professors (and a corresponding group of academic technology administrators) on a range of technology issues.

Among them: the value (and validity) of data produced by student learning assessments, the quality of online education, and the shape of the scholarly publishing landscape.

Inside Higher Ed's 2016  was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Barnes & Noble College, Explorance, Knowlura, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, and VitalSource.


"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. 


October 12, 2012

Does the aggressive move into online education create another way universities might become too dependent on corporations? Mark Edmundson asks.

October 10, 2012

Nonprofit colleges are moving into for-profits' turf online, study finds, sparking new competition based on price and brand.

September 21, 2012

A handful of services are offering to take a student's online course from start to finish for a hefty fee, raising concerns among online education providers.

September 19, 2012

Already the largest provider of massive open online courses, Coursera doubles its list of university partners. Just how broad will the company's emerging MOOC empire become?

September 19, 2012

Growth in adult students' interest in online education is stagnating, report finds, and colleges will have to do more to stand out online.

September 12, 2012

Looking past massive pool of registrants, edX probes tiny subgroup of MOOC students who actually stuck around to the end of its pilot course.

September 7, 2012

A second major MOOC provider signs deal to hold exams at physical testing centers, potentially elevating the credibility of certificates.

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.


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