Instructional technology / distance education

Northwestern and Washington State U., with similar needs, pick different learning management systems

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Northwestern and Washington State U. agree on what they want from their new learning management systems -- so why are they picking different providers?

Broward College finds new life for paper forms with digitization software

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Broward College, in the middle of revamping its recruitment process, finds paper prospect cards still matter.

The Pulse podcast features interview with Charley Miller of TouchCast

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This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Charley Miller, head of product at TouchCast, a new video production software.

Miller talks with Rodney B. Murray, host of The Pulse. They discuss how TouchCast differs from other video editors and its possible uses in the classroom.

Study finds slower online growth at community colleges, but growth nonetheless

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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.

MOOC providers Coursera and EdX announce new leaders

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

Much change, some progress dominate second annual Online Learning Summit

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

Few freshmen expect to take fully online classes, study finds

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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.

Audit urges Education Department to tighten distance education regulations

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

Elite universities face lower stakes but familiar concerns in MOOC space

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MOOCs may be less of an investment for elite institutions, but Cornell, Princeton and Yale Universities still face familiar questions about investments, revenue and intellectual property rights.

 

British MOOC, first in country to give option of paying for credit, gets no takers

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A British MOOC on vampire fiction is first in the country to offer an option of paying for credit. There were no takers.

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