Instructional technology / distance education

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.

After #MassiveTeaching, questions about MOOC quality control

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Coursera has come under attack after an instructor conducted a social experiment on his students, but the MOOC provider is sticking with its hands-off policies, saying they promote academic freedom.

Survey finds career aspirations motivating students in fully online programs

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Survey suggests students in fully online programs are motivated by furthering their careers -- and that they will look outside their home states to do so.

For Unizin, common infrastructure means commercial software

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Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program

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Georgia Tech is still putting the finishing touches on its affordable MOOC-like online master's degree, but students report a rewarding (and rigorous) first semester. However, enrollment and tuition targets may need some adjusting.

Collaboration, or lack thereof, behind Semester Online collapse

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Administrators and faculty members reflect about future of online education on their campuses as 2U's Semester Online consortium nears its end.

As the ed-tech sector swells, can vendors deliver results?

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As the ed-tech investment community gathers at the Education Innovation Summit for a fifth year, some attendees are growing impatient about the lack of results.

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