Instructional technology / distance education

Innovations 2018

Sun, 03/18/2018 to Wed, 03/21/2018


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California holds out on state reciprocity agreement for online education

California will soon be the only state not joining an agreement that helps colleges offer online education across state lines. Consumer advocates there, concerned about for-profit colleges, hope it will stay that way.

Centers for teaching and learning serve as hub for improving teaching practices

Centers for teaching and learning are shifting away from introducing faculty members to technology and instead focusing on helping instructors improve their courses in a variety of ways.

Author discusses new book on how technology has transformed K-12 education

Author discusses new book on how technology is changing K-12 education, and the lessons of schools' experiences for higher education.

Community colleges question whether online courses meet accessibility requirements

Community colleges are increasingly unsure whether their online courses meet federal accessibility requirements, survey finds.

George Washington University announces efforts to improve online programs while rejecting broader criticisms

George Washington University administrators think criticisms of its online programs are overblown -- but they also want to improve the programs and address ambient concerns.

Educause plans to buy assets of bankrupt New Media Consortium


The consortium, which recently declared bankruptcy, may have found a white knight to continue the work of its Horizon Project.

Confusion button alerts professors to struggling students

A lecture-capture platform with a "confusion alert" button is changing the way some instructors teach.

Blendflex lets students toggle between online or face-to-face courses

In select courses at institutions in Georgia and Minnesota, students toggle between face-to-face, synchronous online and asynchronous online -- the volume of each is up to them. Data suggest the approach has been successful.

Nebraska medical school puts students in charge of creating elearning modules

Students take the lead on creating elearning modules used in classrooms at a Nebraska medical institution -- and faculty members say the content helps them appeal to students more directly.


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