Instructional technology / distance education

7 guidelines for effective teaching online

Four authors of books about online course development offer guidelines for engaging learners in distance education courses.

Texas System's chief innovation officer to become provost at Western Governors

After two decades at traditional universities experimenting with new approaches to learning, a leader in the field shifts to an institution with innovation at its core.

VR and AR: More Than Just Cool?

Virtual and augmented realities make headway in courses on health care, art history and social work.

German Vargas crisscrosses Georgia advocating for OER

A math professor takes his ideas for open educational materials to campuses across Georgia to try to help save students millions of dollars.


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

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


Naperville , Illinois
United States

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

Tue, 10/17/2017


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:


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