Online Learning

Online Learning
Feb 14, 2017
FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S.

Surveys

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 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology 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.

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 15, 2014

Florida International University prepares a prior learning assessment pilot in anticipation of granting credit for massive open online courses.

April 7, 2014

While rate of enrollment growth slows, it is still going up at two-year institutions, even as number of students overall declines at many institutions. MOOC skepticism is evident.

April 3, 2014

The online education provider's for-credit, online course pooling consortium will disband by the end of the summer.

March 25, 2014

Coursera hires Yale's former president and edX brings in a corporate executive to try to take them to the next level.

March 25, 2014

With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?

March 18, 2014

If a faculty member swaps institutions, who keeps the intellectual property rights to the massive open online course-- the professor, the university, or both?

March 10, 2014

At the second Online Learning Summit, educators survey a landscape vastly different from a year ago.

March 6, 2014

A survey of freshmen finds that while most high school students use online education websites on their own time, very few see fully online courses in their higher education future.

March 3, 2014

Despite the growth of online education, some colleges -- especially small liberal arts institutions -- have absolute bans on credit for such work. Some are starting to consider a shift.

February 26, 2014

The U.S. Education Department must do more to prevent financial aid fraud in distance education, a federal audit says.

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