Instructional technology / distance education

Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin sexual harassment case comes forward

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The complainant in the sexual harassment case involving a prominent MIT emeritus professor speaks out about what legal experts called an "unprecedented" event for MOOCs.

Study finds no impact of increasing class size on student outcomes

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Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.

MIT removes online courses of professor found to have engaged in online sexual harassment

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MIT removes courses of prominent professor it found to have engaged in online sexual harassment of a student.

For some research universities, flexibility and modularity influence long-term plans

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Elite research universities, which have been leaders in exporting modular courses and resources to other colleges, are considering using them at their own campuses.

IPEDS survey misses thousands of online students, but often counts too many

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A new study finds IPEDS, the federal government's higher education data collection program, is struggling to keep up with trends such as hybrid learning and continuing education.

U. of Florida Online considers how to sell studying online to high school graduates

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All but 22 of the University of Florida Online's roughly 1,000 students are adult learners. How can the university sell going to college online to high school graduates?

Higher ed associations, disability rights groups clash over campus technology standards

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Higher ed lobbying group and advocates for students with disabilities are at odds over a proposal that would require a federal agency to set guidelines for the accessibility of technology products on campus.

For the University of Maryland University College, survival is a war on multiple fronts

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The University of Maryland University College needs to change to stay alive. But so far the university can only agree on what it doesn’t want to change into.

For its second round of MOOCs, U. of Wisconsin at Madison embraces modularity

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U. of Wisconsin at Madison's second round of MOOCs will feature smaller, more focused courses that target local learners -- and activities beyond the last day of class.

California State U. System nixes online degree arm for shared services model

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The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

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