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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Students should learn to code because it is the language of the future

BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Advocate Programming is now required in many jobs, and most students have free access to PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Many […]

U Northern Colorado Nursing professors research civility in online learning

by Trevor Reid, Greeley Tribune Participants reported agreement with a set of behaviors as to how disruptive they were, and how often they occurred in the […]

For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge Many instructors see discussion boards as drudgery as well. “The threaded discussion felt always like the wrong medium for learning,” […]


by Laura Hollis, World Net Daily What threatens to disrupt the traditional business model of a four-year college education? Online education. I’ve watched for more […]

Online Learning Offers Some a Second Chance at College

By John LaMar, US News With online education, those who once left college can return to school while also working. Since starting at Oregon State […]

Online Courses Attract Residential Students

by Alyssa Rogan, Houghton Star Residential students of Houghton can now take up to two online classes per semester (not including summer courses), according to […]

The man behind Moodle: A leader of online learning

by David Wilson, Canberra Times Online education pioneer Dr Martin Dougiamas is best known for a noble act: his rejection of a $20-million offer for […]

Innovations in online education

By Matt Windsor, UAB It’s kind of like a call-in show — for equations. Digital marker in hand,instructor Mitzy Erdmann sketches out the answers to […]

Credentialing remains a slow-growing process for higher ed

by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive Credentialing and competency-based education models remain a relatively-small part of the matriculation process at most colleges and universities, but a […]

10 digital ways to reach Millennial students

BY MELISSA LOPEZ, ecampus news As the saying goes, you learn more from your mistakes than your successes. However, if you’re a digital marketer, your […]

Mining Data Across the Campus

By David Raths, Campus Technology An increased focus on data at Clemson University is impacting decision-making in finance, operations, facilities and more. At Clemson University […]

Coding, Robotics and the Jobs of the Future

BY MATTHEW LYNCH, tech Edvocate IT jobs will grow by 22% through 2020 and jobs in STEM are said to see similar growth. Educators are […]