Instructional technology / distance education

Academics need to develop a digital presence to support their work

Laura Pasquini writes it is becoming increasingly vital for scholars to share their practices online and develop a digital presence to support their work.

Book advocates creating data faculty can use

As reported by Inside Higher Ed, many colleges don't lack for data on student performance. Administrators and faculty often find there is a measurement for nearly everything they and their students do as they strive to increase completion rates.

Education Dept. to back for-profit deals

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the Trump administration's Education Department will sign off on controversial acquisitions of two large for-profit college chains, according to a report by BuzzFeed, which cited department emails the publication said it obtained.

Instructional designers think conducting research would improve their credibility

A new study suggests instructional designers think they would benefit from conducting research in the field of teaching and learning. But institutions and others don’t value their exploration, respondents say.

California community colleges partner With WGU

As reported by Inside Higher Ed, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved a new partnership with nonprofit Western Governors University that allows graduates from the 114 two-year institutions in the state to transfer and pursue discounted bachelor's degrees at the online-only institution.

Hybrid courses offer quick fix in disaster scenarios, but overall challenges remain

The benefits of classes blending online and in-person elements have higher education administrators considering their benefits during -- and well after -- catastrophic weather events.

Experts weigh in on standardization as accreditor dings Arizona community college

Accreditor wants more consistency from an institution’s online offerings before approving them. Experts offer their thoughts on the merits of standardization.

Creative ways students try to cheat on online exams

Michael London provides examples of creative tactics distance learners use to try to break the rules when taking exams.

List of job changes in digital learning

Recent hires and promotions in the field of digital learning.

As Harvard professor reverses course on online lectures, debate over flipped classrooms remains

A Harvard professor no longer thinks students benefit from skipping lectures for his rigorous course. Experts weigh in on what his decision says about the flipped classroom and other alternative learning approaches.


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