Instructional technology / distance education

Apple drops new iPad apps for digital textbook creation and distribution

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Any digital textbook revolution that flows from Apple's splashy unveiling may be contingent on everybody adopting its vaunted computing tablet, experts say.

Tech giant unveils iBooks 2, iBook Author, and upgraded iTunes U

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LIVE UPDATES: Officials announce 100 new courses produced with colleges, and plans to make textbooks far more versatile.

What does the LMS of the future look like?

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Two young companies try to elbow their way into the learning-management market, while another looks to subvert it from the outside.

U.S. News & World Report releases first ever online college program rankings

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Despite data collection bugs, U.S. News & World Report publishes the first online iteration of its controversial college rankings.

Daytona State reins in its push toward e-textbooks

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Daytona State reins in a plan to push students and faculty toward electronic textbooks.

Webinar: Teaching With Technology

Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discuss the topics from the "Teaching With Technology" booklet. To view the recording of the webinar, click here. To download the slide deck, click here.

Duquesne Nursing to Work With Pearson to Increase Online Degrees

The Duquesne University School of Nursing has entered into a partnership with Pearson to increase access to Duquesne’s online nursing degree programs. The partnership focuses on the university's Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN completion, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

Total Online Programs up 9%, Just 2% at Community Colleges

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, a new survey of online education administrators at 104 colleges and universities shows -- as other studies have suggested -- that public and private four-year institutions saw healthy enrollment growth in their fully online programs in spring 2016 compared to the year before, and that they are showing few signs of slowing their investments in the space.

Colleges offer new online degree programs

A list of new academic degrees colleges and universities are offering online.

Online programs vary in delivery, management and quality assurance

A new report indicates that delivery, management and quality assurance vary widely among small and mid-size online programs. Two big commonalities -- the learning management system and the quest for quality.

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