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Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions

Arizona State University has yet to brief its accreditor about plans to award credit through massive open online courses to thousands of students at …

Higher Education

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Remember the MOOC?<p>Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming …

Year in Review: Top LMS Developments of 2014

As a continuation of the tradition we began last year, for your reading pleasure here are our picks for the top LMS developments of 2014.<p><b>11) New and</b> …

Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

I had a lot of experiences this past week: I shot birds out of the sky with my eyes, my fingers were on fire, I flew on top of a drone over the arctic and looked into the jaws of a dragon.<p>I did all this without leaving San Francisco, at the 2015 Game Developers Conference, where the people who make …

Business Schools Shake-Up Corporate Training With Digital Courses

INSEAD, the global business school, has become the latest high-ranking educator to tap into online learning, a phenomenon that is fast altering the …

Business School

Harvard B-school opens the flood gates with online courses

(Poets&Quants) — After a pair of highly successful pilot runs, Harvard Business School is now opening its online program in business basics to …

Western Governors' deepening partnership with StraighterLine creates a new path to completion

Like most colleges, online institutions are under pressure to improve their graduation rates. Some are getting more selective about which students …

U. of Florida political science department declines to build a fully online degree

UF Online, the University of Florida's online education arm, won't offer a political science degree after the department, concerned about quality and …

Blackboard debuts Grader app

• Blackboard Inc. on Wednesday released Bb Grader, a new iOS app for iPad and iPad Mini that allows educators to track and grade student assignments, …

Lynn U. to launch iPad-powered distance education programs in fall 2015

Lynn University’s tablet initiative is spreading online -- that is, its distance education programs will from next fall be delivered through tablets …

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology

The massive open online course craze may have subsided, but the debate about the role of online courses in higher education persists. Even as more …

The Rapid Growth of Online Education

Many people today are attracted to an online education because of its inherent benefits. In fact, the growing trend is to take formal elearning …

Online learning: It’s different

The number of online educational offerings has exploded in recent years, but their rapid rise has spawned a critical question: Can such “virtual” …

U.S. online-education company Udacity raises $35 million for 'nanodegrees' | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. online-education company Udacity said Wednesday it had raised $35 million and was offering its first “nanodegree” course, which aims to teach a skill but at a fraction of the cost of a college degree.<p>Sebastian Thrun, co-founder and CEO of Udacity, speaks on stage …

Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation

The spread of adaptive learning technology in higher education, to some, is the rise of the machines -- replacing professors with software and an …

Education Is Broken: Open Badges Might Be The Solution

Pretty much anywhere you go today you can hear about the issues and challenges with our education system, especially in the United States. Whether it’s our falling test scores, decreasing graduation rates, increased cost of education followed by increased debt, or just the fact that our education …

College for America spins off its custom-made learning management system

Southern New Hampshire University, seeing an opening in the market for a learning management system designed around competency-based education, is …

Audit urges Education Department to tighten distance education regulations

The U.S. Education Department needs to do more to ensure the billions of dollars it offers in financial aid aren’t wasted on students who …

Lynn U., to free itself from its learning management system, creates its own software

When Lynn University couldn’t find a suitable gradebook and attendance-tracking application to fit its tablet-first campus, the institution decided …

Coursera Instructor Finds Huge Security Problems

Jonathan Mayer, a lawyer and computer scientist at Stanford University, was getting ready to teach his first Coursera course last week when he …

Online Education: More Than MOOCs

"Online Education: More Than MOOCs" is a collection of news articles and opinion essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about the many forms of …

How A Surge In 'Distance Learning' Is Forcing Maryland's Largest Online Public University To Adapt

More than a third of all Maryland undergraduates are enrolled in at least one online course. As the market shakes out, some Maryland colleges new to …

Online Learning: Does It Help Low-Income and Underprepared Students? (Assessment of Evidence Series)

Our Research<p>By:<p>Shanna Smith Jaggars<p>Abstract<p>Online learning has generated enthusiasm for its potential to promote greater access to college by …

A changing economy changes online education priorities at the U. of California

The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online …

Online Learning Industry Poised for $107 Billion In 2015

Online learning, also known as e-learning, is booming. Market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects it will reach $107 Billion in 2015. More traditional methods of training or education are not going away, not yet, but organizations of all types, from public schools to corporations, are …

Online Learning Consortium Formalizes Ives as Head

Advocacy | News<p>The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has made the appointment official. The formerly named Sloan Consortium (rebranded earlier this …

Find Hundreds of Free eBooks, Audio Books, and Textbooks at Open Culture

Open Culture is a treasure trove of educational and cultural media. Avid readers and lifelong learners should definitely check out the site for its …