Online Learning Update

Daily updates of news, research and trends in online learning. Curated by Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor of Online Education at the University of Illinois Springfield.

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CBE programs face challenges of growth at many institutions, report finds #highered

by Pat Donachie, Education Dive For mainstream colleges and universities, competency-based education programs remain the exception to the norm, and “program stability and institutional readiness” are […]

Thoughts On How Online Data Science Courses Stack Up To A Master’s Degree #elearning

by Gregory Ferenstein, Forbes University degrees are really, really expensive and there are plenty of new startups in Silicon Valley offering job readiness training for […]

Amazon’s Alexa: Your Next Teacher #elearning

By Cait Etherington, eLearningInside News To date, Canvas, like most learning management systems, can be accessed via a computer, mobile phone or tablet. With the […]

How can schools better target adult and first-generation students? #highered

by Pat Donachie, Education Dive With most college students having at least one “non-traditional” characteristic, colleges and universities need to amend their recruiting and advertising […]

Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM #edtech

By Sri Ravipati, THE Journal A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore […]

I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.

by Cynthia Lee, Vox In the end, focusing the conversation on the minutiae of the scientific claims in the manifesto is a red herring. Regardless […]

Nine reasons for your brand to use social listening tools

by Tereza Litsa, ClickZ Social listening is the process of monitoring and analyzing conversations across social media, centered around specific keywords, phrases, or brands. As social […]

Melissa Woo Brings Diversity to Education’s C-Suite

by Julia McCandless, Converge She works closely with EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit community of IT leaders and professionals focused on advancing higher education, and received the […]

How Three States Boost College Student Outcomes with Analytics #highered #edtech

by Jennifer Snelling, Converge With the help of data analytics, state education agencies and higher education institutions are trying to increase college retention and graduation […]

eLearning Transforms the Lives of Autistic Children #elearning

By Cait Etherington, eLearning Inside The Geneva Centre for Autism has been transforming the live of children and families with autism for over four decades. […]

To save students money, colleges are looking to the Open Educational Resources movement #elearning

by PAT SCHNEIDER | The Capital Times One national study in 2013 found that 65 percent of students said they decided against buying a textbook […]

Students want more real-time information about progress #edtech #elearning

by Pat Donachie, Education Dive A new study commissioned by Blackboard suggests that students who receive automatic notifications on their academic performance would use it […]