Instructional technology / distance education

Survey finds career aspirations motivating students in fully online programs

Survey suggests students in fully online programs are motivated by furthering their careers -- and that they will look outside their home states to do so.

For Unizin, common infrastructure means commercial software

Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program

Georgia Tech is still putting the finishing touches on its affordable MOOC-like online master's degree, but students report a rewarding (and rigorous) first semester. However, enrollment and tuition targets may need some adjusting.

Collaboration, or lack thereof, behind Semester Online collapse

Administrators and faculty members reflect about future of online education on their campuses as 2U's Semester Online consortium nears its end.

As the ed-tech sector swells, can vendors deliver results?

As the ed-tech investment community gathers at the Education Innovation Summit for a fifth year, some attendees are growing impatient about the lack of results.

Online education provider 2U to disband Semester Online consortium

The online education provider's for-credit, online course pooling consortium will disband by the end of the summer.

Faculty, industry analysts highlight challenges facing U. of Arkansas' online institution

With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?

If a MOOC instructor moves, who keeps the intellectual property rights?

If a faculty member swaps institutions, who keeps the intellectual property rights to the massive open online course-- the professor, the university, or both?

Howard U. and Pearson put plans for online degree-granting arm on hold

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Six months after the historically black university announced a major push with Pearson to offer online degrees, the plans are on hold.

 

After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations'

Coursera and Academic Partnerships both introduce online course "Specializations" after they held talks about working on the idea together.

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