Instructional technology / distance education

Time to Change the Narrative of Online Education

Christopher Haynes says the story of online learning has often been about disruption, suspicion and distance, but the reality is passion, experimentation and exploration.

Tidewater CC saving costs, boosting student success with OER

Tidewater Community College has saved students $1 million with its zero-textbook-cost degree program. An added bonus: course retention and grades are rising.

Author of 'Disrupt This!' discusses role of technology in higher education

Georgia Tech professor discusses her book questioning the premises and promises of disruptive innovation in higher ed and urges professors to play a more vital role in deciding when, where and how to use technology.

Conference on Meaningful Living and Learning 2018

Mon, 02/05/2018 to Wed, 02/07/2018


601 East Bay Street Brice Hotel
Savannah , Georgia 31401
United States

Younger people think they gain more knowledge from technology than from humans, study finds

New study finds young adults believe they learn more from technology than from fellow humans. Experts say such results reinforce need for greater classroom emphasis on how to use technology to pursue knowledge.

OER disrupting textbook marketplace

Denise Wydra says New York state’s pursuit of free and inexpensive course materials is changing the traditional textbook landscape in fundamental ways.

Booklet and webcast available on online education

"New Directions in Online Education" is a compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed. The print-on-demand booklet can be downloaded here, free.

For-profit back in business, but legal dispute continues

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the Obama administration shut down the Myhre family-owned Globe University, but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits.

Using digital storytelling to transform learning

Three University of Minnesota staff members write that by employing multimedia and expert sources, students consider issues from multiple viewpoints and better analyze problems and potential solutions.

Which is better -- reading in print or on-screen?

A scholarly report states students may not comprehend complex text in a digital format as well as in print. Other educators argue both formats have value.


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