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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Working the Online Crowd: Humor and Teaching with Tech

By Joe Barnhart, Campus Technology Humor is a tough nut to crack. In the face-to-face classroom, it works great to keep the troops awake and […]

What works? Evidence-based training programs do

By Matt Parke, Working Nation Solutions tells the stories of three individuals whose lives were changed by the non-profit organization Per Scholas and a manufacturing […]

With Its Model Under the Gun, an Online-Education Leader Makes the Case for Mentors

By Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Ed Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors U.: The inspector general’s report looked only at how the university’s teaching […]

OPM Companies Should Think Like an Industry

By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed While I am an online learning evangelist, I am also an OPM industry critic. To Pearson’s credit, it is my […]

The Price of the future

ByDuke Chronicle Editorial Board On Sunday, the Editorial Board held an hour-long interview with President Price. President Price also spoke potently about the future of the […]

Digital learning can make high-quality education more affordable and efficient, according to case studies

by Mark Lieberman, Inside Higher Ed Authors of a study say their work supports that view. “Making Digital Learning Work,” a wide-ranging new report from […]

An Insider’s Guide to Generation Z and Higher Education 2018

by Kelsey Dombrosky, Brett Templeton, Jim Fong, UPCEA Center for Research and Strategy Generation Z remains a mystery for us, as well as business and […]

How Indian River State College uses analytics to close the online-residential achievement gap

by Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive Since launching its virtual campus in 2013, Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida, has tapped into Blackboard’s data […]

Don’t Forget, Instructional Design Is About Problem Solving

by Camille Dickson-Deane and Tutaleni Asino, EDUCAUSE Review In this blog we offer a quick refresher on the origins of instructional design, which is especially […]

Rise of the Net-Trainers

by Gina Krishnan , Business Today “Online learning is about lifelong learning,” says Ishan Gupta, Managing Director, Udacity, India. What he means is that the […]

Post-Traditional Perspectives: Understanding the Needs of Adult Learners

by Laurie Quinn, Evolllution In January 2018, Champlain College Online released Adult Viewpoints 2017: Online Learning & the Back To School Decision, a survey that […]

Middle-Class Families Increasingly Look to Community Colleges

By KYLE SPENCER, NY Times Community colleges have long catered to low-income students who dream of becoming the first in their families to earn a […]