Online Learning Update

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University students want profs to consider free options over textbooks

by Kate Bueckert, CBC The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has relaunched it’s #TextbookBroke campaign to highlight the high cost of textbooks and urge professors […]

Trustee: U Wyoming needs more distance learning options – Wyoming News Exchange

Rock Springs resident Laura Schmid-Pizzato, who was appointed to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Tuesday, told the Laramie Boomerang she’s largely interested […]

The Work You Want to Do After Graduation

by Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan Many readers of this blog know that I have championed pragmatic liberal learning—a broad education that combines skills and […]

States’ decision to reduce support for higher education comes at a cost

by Jeff Selingo, Washington Post At the beginning of last decade, college students who went to public universities paid for about one-third of their education. […]

RMIT Online launches AR and VR courses using Amazon Sumerian

By Asha McLean, ZDNet Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Online will now be offering short courses in artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual reality (VR) […]

Make Sure Everyone on Your Team Sees Learning as Part of Their Job

Kristi Hedges, Harvard Business Review The reality is that most people are not set up to take advantage of development opportunities. Many organizations view learning […]

Education is not preparing students for a fast-changing world

By Ann Kirschner and Dana Born, Boston Globe VUCA stands for “volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous,” a handy shortcut used by the military to describe […]

Federal court rules against Betsy DeVos in student loan lawsuit over for-profit colleges fraud cases

by Maria Danilova, Associated Press A federal court has ruled that it was “arbitrary and capricious” for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule […]

Coursera’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology What we see is just a huge blending. Right now we offer MOOCs, we offer specializations (packages of those single […]

Making E-Textbooks More Interactive

by David Raths, Campus Technology Columbus State Community College created a multimedia e-book for English composition students that reduces textbook costs and reimagines the ways […]

Berkeley College Faculty Test VR for Learning

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology In a pilot program at Berkeley College, members of a Virtual Reality Faculty Interest Group tested the use of virtual […]

Protecting Your Students’ Privacy on Social Media

By Common Sense Education Social media can pose risks to students’ privacy, but these risks can be managed with informed, intentional use. There’s also a […]

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