Instructional technology / distance education

UNC Chapel Hill Selects Online Course Evaluation System

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that it has chosen eXplorance’s Blue online course evaluation system to support its decentralized course assessment approach. The evaluation solution will automate UNC's data-collection process and reveal insights to improve teaching and learning.

Is Online Education Creating More Jobs for Instructors?

In Inside Higher Ed this week, the ed-tech blogger Josh Kim asks if online learning is a job creation engine for educators. He said that many colleges draw their online faculty from the same pool of full-time faculty members and part-time adjunct instructors who teach residential courses.

"If anything," he wrote, "I’ve seen online learning offer more opportunities for teaching gigs for all higher ed teachers."

Updating language course with contemporary OER content

That's what students asked a Virginia Commonwealth professor, who is helping to transform language courses with OER.

Macmillan and Follett Form Book Rental Partnership

Macmillan Learning, an educational content and digital solutions company, today announced a partnership with Follett Higher Education to provide affordable rental options of popular Macmillan Learning books and materials.

Southern New Hampshire expands refugee education initiative

Southern New Hampshire University announces first phase of initiative to expand higher education access to refugees.

Indiana University System to Scale Civitas Schedule Planner

Indiana University today announced a new partnership with Schedule Planner by Civitas Learning that will allow the system’s more than 100,000 students to develop their optimal course schedules, enabling clearer pathways to graduation, officials said in a statement.

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Oregon State Collaborates With Smart Sparrow for Online Labs

Oregon State University Ecampus announced a collaboration with Smart Sparrow in which the ed-tech firm will work with subject matter experts from the university's chemistry department to create wet lab support tools.

Teaching With Emerging Technologies

Michelle Pacansky-Brock says digital learning is reshaping the higher ed landscape, and suggests five things instructors need to succeed. 

Educational games expand classroom learning

Educational video games offer active learning that some instructors say is hard to replicate in a traditional classroom.


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