Transforming Teaching & Learning

Transforming Teaching & Learning
Apr 20, 2022
A new study finds that open educational resources are a big hit with some community college students and faculty, but that these textbook alternatives won't reach their full potential until administrators embrace them.
Mar 18, 2021
As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

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April 20, 2022

A new study finds that open educational resources are a big hit with some community college students and faculty, but that these textbook alternatives won't reach their full potential until administrators embrace them.

April 13, 2022

Coalitions of companies, colleges and research groups, funded by Gates, will develop digital courses especially aimed at improving learning outcomes for underrepresented students in gateway statistics and chemistry courses.

February 3, 2022

Seeking a level playing field in assessing the quality of virtual and remote courses.

December 9, 2021

University of North Carolina will create an internal unit to build and manage online programs from the system’s 17 campuses for learners largely ignored by many universities.

December 7, 2021

TEL Education partners with institutions to offer high school students a low-cost way to start their college careers. Critics worry about quality and transferability.

November 17, 2021

The online learning platform absorbs the nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT to expand its reach. Philosophical concerns linger, but edX partners will benefit from new investment.

November 9, 2021

Higher education thought leaders and colleges are working together to create a three-year bachelor’s degree program that will offer all the value of a four-year degree—for less cost.

October 26, 2021

Explaining the pedagogical, learning and communal benefits of OER.

October 19, 2021

The college built an online program with grand ambitions and 11 degree offerings without relying on an online program manager.

October 13, 2021

New federal data show a significantly higher proportion of college learners took at least one course online than previously thought.

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March 18, 2021

As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

January 26, 2021

Survey of 850 instructors in introductory college courses finds professors to be exhausted, more confident in virtual learning -- and deeply concerned about the ability of disadvantaged students to continue their studies.

November 20, 2020

The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.

November 17, 2020

In his new book, James M. Lang argues that trying to end students' distraction is a losing proposition. Instead, instructors should focus on capturing students' attention -- that's a winnable strategy.

November 13, 2020

Survey finds undergrads feel modestly more engaged -- especially when they think their professors have made an effort -- and are somewhat likelier to continue their educations.

November 3, 2020

New study shows student learning suffered during the switch to remote instruction last spring, but that small group activities helped reduce this loss.

October 27, 2020

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected?

October 6, 2020

Survey finds significant increases in professors' confidence in virtual learning and their sense of support from their colleges -- but continuing concerns about equity for underrepresented students.

August 26, 2020

As the fall term begins, professors describe their experiences in the in-person (and virtual) classroom. Their verdict? Better than feared. Lots of faculty experimentation. Students are anxious, and physical conditions are … mixed.

August 19, 2020

Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.

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