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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Giving those with physical disabilities an advantage with an online education

Mitch Rankin, Cryptopolitan In some of the world’s poorest countries, up to 95% of children with disabilities are out of school, despite education being a […]

Will AI replace university lecturers? Not if we make it clear why humans matter

Mark Haw, the Guardian Many UK universities are struggling financially, but there’s one option that is rarely discussed: replacing lecturers with artificial intelligence (AI) machines. […]

Success at Scale: The growth of large-scale online programs

Stephen G. Pelletier, Unbound In an era when many colleges and universities struggle to meet their enrollment targets, a few institutions have leapfrogged over that […]

Citing sources: University Libraries serve key role supporting student research

Jill Stockton and McKenna Lambert, Nevada Today Subject librarians have specific areas of expertise and are trained information literacy experts. They know how to spot […]

Teacher, student drew on experience to create mental wellness course at Sask. distance education centre

Bryan Eneas, CBC News A distance learning centre based in Kenaston, Sask., has developed a course to help its students learn about mental wellness — […]

Six Reasons Why Online Programs are the Future of Education

Costa Rica News In the future, will having a degree even matter? According to Harvard business school professor Clayton Christensen, half of all traditional colleges […]

Help Kids Learn by Measuring Their Growth, Not Their Proficiency

By Kevin P. Chavous, Real Clear Education A new school year is starting, but what about last year? Did your student progress as much as […]

A Syllabus for Regulating Student Data Privacy?

Emily Bruemmer, Megan Siekkinen, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – JDSupra The start of the new school year is approaching and a number of education vendors have […]

IBM Study: The Skills Gap is Not a Myth, But Can Be Addressed with Real Solutions

Yahoo Finance In the next three years, as many as 120 million workers in the world’s 12 largest economies may need to be retrained or […]

About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online

BY ANDREW PERRIN AND MADHU KUMAR, Pew Research As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 28% of American adults now report that […]

Why 5G requires new approaches to cybersecurity

Tom Wheeler and David Simpson, Brookings 5G will be a physical overhaul of our essential networks that will have decades-long impact. Because 5G is the […]

Can Calbright reinvent online community college?

By Wayne D’Orio, Education Dive California’s newest public college is beginning an experiment this fall that could change how higher education serves a coveted class […]

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