Online and Blended Learning

Online and Blended Learning
Sep 21, 2020
Dissatisfied with the way local schools are responding to the pandemic, families increasingly turn to online K-12 options to educate their children -- including schools run by universities.
Mar 18, 2020
Because of COVID-19, most professors and students suddenly find themselves forced to use technology as they teach and learn. A panel of experts explores whether that will help or hurt attitudes about online education.

Opinion

September 30, 2020

Detaching quality from inputs while also unbundling the notion that there is only one definition of quality.

September 23, 2020

Responding to Susan Resneck Pierce's excellent Views piece, "Beyond Incrementalism."

September 23, 2020

It's more than an attitude -- it's displayed in our practices and services.

September 18, 2020

The pressure is on to provide a mechanism to enable students to control their own record of lifelong learning that recognizes both in-class and real-world experiences.

September 9, 2020

The rush to remote learning this year has prompted concern and a flurry of work-arounds to meet the needs of hands-on classes and curricula.

September 2, 2020

Three ideas for how the online program management industry might think about a different sort of Education Department.

August 26, 2020

In preparing for the fall term, most colleges and universities are responding to the renewed public consciousness about equality, inclusiveness and fairness for all students.

August 19, 2020

Traditional notions of quality in postsecondary learning have underserved low-income Americans and people of color, and we need a new approach.

August 12, 2020

As we prepare for the fall term, most colleges and universities are reacting to the evolving pandemic, responding to changing conditions. But who is creating a vision for the future?

August 7, 2020

Mining a lifetime of workplace experiences for the curriculum for a new course for the fall.

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"Protecting Vulnerable Students During the Pandemic" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles. This publication gives an inside look at a historic time of turbulence for higher education. It features news and opinion pieces on the pivot to remote instruction and campus closures, with a focus on underserved student populations and what this tsunami of change means for their finances, housing, mental health and ability to transfer or complete college.

You may download the PDF file here, free.

And we invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the publication on Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Support for this publication is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is committed to preserving and expanding educational opportunity for today’s students. Now more than ever.

Archive

September 21, 2020

Dissatisfied with the way local schools are responding to the pandemic, families increasingly turn to online K-12 options to educate their children -- including schools run by universities.

August 19, 2020

Some predominantly online institutions have ramped up marketing efforts to attract students during the pandemic. A foundation's report tracks spending and criticizes a pattern of “concerning” ads.

August 10, 2020

Interest in alternative online credentials spiked after people started working remotely this spring. Will the surge continue long-term?

August 4, 2020

News of the University of Arizona’s planned acquisition of Ashford University did not go over well for many Arizona faculty members.

July 30, 2020

New survey data show pandemic may be disproportionately influencing women to choose online education over in-person options.

July 21, 2020

Colleges spent millions of dollars facilitating the pivot from face-to-face to remote instruction last spring. Administrators who oversee online learning don’t want that investment to go to waste.

July 16, 2020

Colleges are offering free online summer courses in an effort to keep students engaged and on track to graduate. Will it work?

July 7, 2020

"What Mr. Kim ignores in defense of his focus is that we are now asking bus drivers to fly airplanes."

July 7, 2020

Dear Editor,

I nodded in silent agreement while reading Kolnick’s "Generals Die in Bed" and noticed that Joshua Kim's response had different errors, even though he sees himself wrapped in righteousness and all good things.  

April 6, 2020

Students with disabilities and their advocates say access to equitable education has been abandoned in the scramble to move classes online.

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Archive

June 10, 2020

Technology advocates may see online teaching as the best path forward, but one important audience vociferously disagrees: students, Peter C. Herman writes.

March 18, 2020

Because of COVID-19, most professors and students suddenly find themselves forced to use technology as they teach and learn. A panel of experts explores whether that will help or hurt attitudes about online education.

January 9, 2020

With the launch of MicroBachelors, MOOC platform edX lays the groundwork for a fully online undergraduate degree taught by multiple universities.

December 10, 2019

Colleges and corrections departments increasingly are turning to online instruction for incarcerated students. But while those programs may be easier to scale, challenges and questions about quality remain.

November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

October 23, 2019

Institutions aren’t switching learning management systems as often as they used to. What does that mean for companies looking to win new customers?

October 9, 2019

Inside Higher Ed profiles Southern New Hampshire University's approach to getting its name out, as competition and scrutiny mount.

October 9, 2019

Several large nonprofit universities have expressed interest in purchasing for-profit Ashford University, potentially following the controversial playbook of the 2017 takeover of Kaplan by Purdue.

October 4, 2019

The online provider is offering licenses to universities so they can access the company's full course catalog.

September 17, 2019

ASU's for-credit MOOC experiment with edX didn’t meet expectations for completion or certification. The university has quietly moved in a new direction.

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