Instructional technology / distance education

Rice and Fordham Form OPM Partnerships With 2U

2U announced two new university online program management (OPM) partnerships, one with Fordham University and the other with Rice University.

Fordham will offer Education@Fordham, an online master of science of teaching program with Graduate School of Education, and OnlineMSW@Fordham, an online master of social work program with Graduate School of Social Service. These programs are expected to begin in May 2018 and September 2018, respectively.

3 Digital Tools That Engage Learners

Ben Hommerding provides insights into free and low-cost technologies for creating recordings and videos and enhancing online discussions.

Blackboard, Moodle still LMS leaders

e-Literate's quarterly report on the learning management system market in four global regions shows that North America is the only region with four dominant  systems serving degree-granting institutions, and that the four have a combined market share of 90 percent.

15th Annual SLATE Conference

Date: 
Wed, 10/18/2017 to Fri, 10/20/2017

Location

Naperville , Illinois
United States

The Future for International Research Partnerships: Responding to Brexit, the Newton Fund and New Partnerships

Date: 
Tue, 10/17/2017

Location

Venue to be confirmed
Central London
United Kingdom

Cathy Sandeen updates her MOOC predictions

Writing for Inside Higher Ed, Cathy Sandeen looked back at her past predictions and claims about massive open online courses to see how they’ve held up. Sandeen, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin Extension, provided new insights and predictions. She said:

College gives iPads to students -- and enrollment rises 17.7%

Ed-tech blogger Josh Kim writes in Inside Higher Ed that Maryville University's experience with giving all students iPads should cause higher education to re-examine conclusions about 1:1 technology programs and the value of using a single device for all students.

OER booklet and webinar

Inside Higher Ed released our latest print-on-demand compilation, "The OER Moment." You may download the booklet here, free, and sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet Tuesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Report: saving students money with OER

Report says a cohort of instructors that embraced open educational resources is saving thousands of learners more than $100 each per course.

Smithsonian Institution providing digital archives and materials for college courses

Smithsonian Institution partnership provides students opportunity to learn from museum system's expansive online collections.

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