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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Some college ‘is better than none’, study suggests

By Jack Grove, Times Higher Ed First transnational study of how university dropouts fare in the labour market suggests any exposure to higher education is […]

The 2017 Voice Report by VoiceLabs

by Adam Marchick, Voice Labs In 2016, Amazon Echo evolved from novelty to in-the-home powerhouse, with over seven million devices in households. Google Home launched […]

4 Dangers of Cheating Services for Online Courses

By Bradley Fuster, US News It’s not difficult to imagine the many ways online students might cheat – and all the smart reasons not to […]

6 Ways to Sample an Online Degree Program

By Jordan Friedman, US News For prospective online students, sampling an online degree program is key to determine whether the format is right for them […]

Using Gamification in Education Leadership Development

BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate The idea of leadership development doesn’t often bring a sense of excitement. Most educators expect training and development activities to […]

Adulting 101: Bellwether unveils online financial ed program for millennials

By: CAROL ROBIDOUX, Manchester Ink Link Talk to millennials about adulting – the trendy term describing the metamorphosis young people experience when they go from […]

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

by the New Media Consortium This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe […]

Online Master’s Degree Programs Gain National Popularity in the US

by Eleanor Bright, University Herald In MSU, faculty members teaching online classes are always available to answer questions and to assist students in their lessons, […]

Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data

By JOSEPH B. TREASTERFEB, NY Times At Georgia State’s nursing school, the faculty used to believe that students who got a poor grade in “Conceptual […]

3 Signs Online Learning Isn’t Right for You

By John LaMar, US News In my experience, the online learning environment has allowed me to thrive in ways I was never able to in […]

Looking Beyond the LMS: Why a Single App Won’t Work

by David Raths, Campus Technology What will the next-generation learning management system look like? Will it just be the next iteration of Blackboard, Canvas or […]

Coursera enrolls governments in online learning

by: Hannah Kuchler, Financial Times Coursera, the online education platform, is targeting veterans in the US, youth in Pakistan and would-be financiers in Kazakhstan with […]