Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Aug 24, 2017
The new "Forever" GI Bill includes a $75 million program to let military veterans use federal benefits for technology courses through noncollege providers -- another potential challenge to traditional higher ed.
Jan 05, 2018
New federal data show continued (and accelerating) growth in online course taking in 2016, even as overall college enrollments were flat or falling. Big gainers: Western Governors and Arizona State. Big losers: the big for-profits.

Opinion

January 17, 2018

Faculty members and designers need clear roles, but ones that emphasize the deeply shared nature of their work, writes Tim Milosch.

January 10, 2018

Colleges and universities should avoid “shiny new object syndrome” when considering if they need to move to a new learning management system, writes Sasha Thackaberry.

December 13, 2017

Through creating and spreading open educational resources, students learn more and make an impact on the world, writes Christina Hendricks.

December 6, 2017

Responding to declining high school enrollments and state higher education austerity, some public universities are scaling up online.

November 29, 2017

Anthony Piña says there are six ways institutions stumble in terms of distance education and provides tips and advice for how to avoid them.

November 15, 2017

The answer, writes Josh Kim, is people.

November 15, 2017

Christopher Haynes argues that instructors teaching online courses should embrace unanticipated and unconstrained time -- something he’s learned a lot about from his toddler.

November 8, 2017

Salena Rabidoux and Amy Rottmann provide instructors easy-to-follow tips and techniques for developing evergreen videos that engage students.

November 8, 2017

One of the most useful practices is to establish netiquette guidelines, which are indispensable for teaching about inequality and oppression, writes Abby L. Ferber.

November 1, 2017

A campus filled with solar panels shows prospective students more about the institution's willingness to lead than traditional marketing efforts, Josh Kim says.

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August 24, 2017

The new "Forever" GI Bill includes a $75 million program to let military veterans use federal benefits for technology courses through noncollege providers -- another potential challenge to traditional higher ed.

June 12, 2017

New study finds students at most risk may be those least well served by learning outside the classroom.

June 12, 2017

New Facebook features intended for developers could, if expanded, turn the social networking site into an online learning platform.

May 30, 2017

The university lays off dozens of remote, part-time staffers (with plans to hire full-timers) as part of a reorganization process ahead of projected enrollment growth for its competency-based division.

May 22, 2017

Report on online education landscape suggests potentially leaner times ahead for colleges hoping to profit in the market. Community colleges are already seeing it.

May 8, 2017

To mixed reactions from analysts, 2U acquires its way into the certificate and international markets.

May 2, 2017

Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.

April 28, 2017

Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.

March 7, 2017

Issues are being brought to the forefront as education becomes more digital. Inside Higher Ed profiles a Ph.D. student as she designs her first online course.

Archive

January 5, 2018

New federal data show continued (and accelerating) growth in online course taking in 2016, even as overall college enrollments were flat or falling. Big gainers: Western Governors and Arizona State. Big losers: the big for-profits.

May 17, 2017

There isn't enough lab space for all hands-on courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology. So thousands of online and residential students are doing experiments in their homes and dorm rooms, producing both conveniences and challenges.

May 10, 2017

Faculty members and instructional designers share their ideas and tips for working together to develop successful online courses. We want to hear your thoughts, too. 

April 28, 2017

Despite emerging questions about applicability of his "disruption" theory, the business guru still believes half of colleges could close in a decade, driven by the spread of online learning.

April 26, 2017

The broad expansion of online programs has led to a dramatic increase in the number of registered nurses earning bachelor's degrees.

April 12, 2017

The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

April 5, 2017

Economist James D. Miller now thinks online education could increase demand for instructors, not destroy their jobs.

March 22, 2017

Davidson College launches a free, two-week online course about defining, identifying and avoiding deliberately false stories.

March 8, 2017

Open SUNY, the online hub for the state's higher-education system, could flourish under the governor's proposed tuition-free plan.  

March 1, 2017

A university strives to persuade professors that digital courses can be rigorous and highly interactive as it builds an online program from scratch.

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