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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Quantum entanglement over 30 miles of fiber has brought super secure internet closer

Douglas Heaven, Technology Review In a paper in Nature today, Pan Jian-Wei at the University of Science and Technology of China, in Hefei, and his […]

Will Coronavirus Crisis Trigger an Enrollment Crisis?

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed The biggest story in international education over the last decade was, in a word, China. As the number of students from […]

Students saved nearly $5M with Penn State’s open educational resources

Betsy Foresman, edScoop Penn State announced last week that its initiative to enable access to higher education by lowering the cost of textbooks and other […]

Under Lockdown for Coronavirus, Parents Struggle to Deal With Their Kids

Rebecca Kanthor, NY Times Throughout China, quarantines and lockdowns are the new norm as cities try to contain the virus. Most parents here are afraid […]

Race on to create online courses for virus-stranded students

John Ross, Times Higher Ed Universities face a daunting task ramping up their online capabilities to maintain course delivery to thousands of Chinese students exiled […]

Online learning urged amid suspension

Jane Cheung, Hong Kong Standard Teachers are encouraged to film or livestream lessons to facilitate online learning during period when classes are suspended, Secretary for […]

As Coronavirus Spreads, House-bound Chinese Students Are Causing An Online Ed-Tech Boom

John Cumbers, Forbes China is on lockdown, and the whole world is watching developments about the coronavirus in real-time. Yet amidst the fear and panic, […]

Trump Budget Calls For Cuts To Disability Programs

by Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop President Donald Trump is proposing cuts to countless programs benefiting people with disabilities, advocates say, touching everything from Medicaid to […]

U., peer institutions oppose White House cutting research and education budget

David Veldran, Princetonian In the press release, AAU President Mary Sue Coleman wrote that the proposal “reduce[s] investments in student aid and vital scientific research […]

FCC launches $20B rural broadband fund

By Eric Cravey Times West Virginian The Federal Communications Commission established the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband […]

Open, affordable textbook efforts save students $4.8 million in potential costs

Penn State University Funded primarily by Provost Nick Jones with support from Penn State World Campus, University Libraries, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and Barnes […]

Higher Ed’s 2020 Trend Watch & Top 10 Strategic Technologies

EDUCAUSE This research examines technological investments institutions will spend the most time implementing, planning, and tracking in 2020, as well as the related trends that […]

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