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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Peer Evaluation as a Learning and Assessment Strategy at the School of Business at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

by Teach Online Canada The tool collects student feedback data and uses it to adjust the grades for the group assignments using the logical structure […]

Making Learning Without Borders a Reality

by Tutaleni Asino and Phil Tietjen, Educause Review One of our shared interests is using social networking technologies not only to build local learning communities […]

Creatively nudging faculty members to expand use of immersive technology

by James Paterson, Education dive Colleges and universities find it isn’t easy to get faculty to use immersive technologies, but some are having success by introducing […]

University of Iowa axes 7 centers due to reduced state funding

By James Paterson, Education Dive The University of Iowa is closing seven centers and cutting funding to five more in the next year to save […]

College Opportunity at Risk

by Institute for Research in Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania The College Opportunity Risk Assessment is the first state-by-state analytic tool to consider the breadth […]

Measuring Non-Degree Credential Attainment

BY JENNA LEVENTOFF, National Skills Coalition The Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) has surveyed all fifty states, and the District of Columbia, to learn whether states are […]

Lies, Damned Lies and Rankings

By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed Temple reveals that scandal over false information submitted for rankings of its online M.B.A. was much broader than earlier […]

Study Shows How Working Community College Students Fared

by Marjorie Valbrun, Inside Higher Ed Among the key findings of the report: Of the 44 percent of students who worked while enrolled in their first year […]

When Faculty Lines Pay for Themselves

By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed Faculty members often fear administrative efforts to “optimize” academic operations. That’s because some such efforts result in the elimination […]

Accreditor clears path for $1.9 billion Strayer-Capella merger

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive The merger between Capella University’s parent company, Capella Education Company, and Strayer Education Inc., the parent company of Strayer […]


byBeth Dumbauld, Straighter Line StraighterLine, the student success and college readiness company, and the New Hampshire-based New England College have partnered to offer students an […]

5 things every college must know about cloud computing

BY KEITH RAJECKI, eCampus News Many universities have been relatively slow to embrace the cloud for a few simple reasons. First, because it’s not always […]

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