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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Five Reasons Online Learning Is The Future Of Professional Development

Fahim ul Haq, Forbes Online education has been on the rise for the last decade, and the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated its widespread use in unprecedented […]

Why online learning could be key to closing the STEM gender gap

Silicon Republic Coursera’s Anthony Tattersall discusses the importance of closing the gender gap in STEM industries and how online learning could help. STEM subjects have long-standing […]

Challenges of a break-free semester of virtual learning

Julie Bobyock, TNH It’s no secret that attending college during a pandemic is difficult. Hours of Zoom classes and meetings, and online homework, projects, and […]

Poll: Nearly half of parents don’t want their kids to go straight to a four-year college

JILL BARSHAY, Hechinger ReportA Gallup survey, commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a philanthropic foundation, and released April 7, 2021, found that 46 […]

CWRU’s Siegal Lifelong Learning responds to pandemic demands with virtual courses

Case Western Reserve Some things, such as restaurants and movie theaters, have been hurt by the pandemic, while others — namely Zoom — have grown […]

Generation COVID will embrace digital revolution with support

Nathan Schultz, the Age (AU) In a university sector used to gradual change, COVID-19 has brought an overnight revolution as numbers of overseas students fall […]

Bucking the Status Quo in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Michael Bugeja, Tomorrow’s Professor As students delay or reconsider attending college, academic departments must reinvent themselves. Universities have no other option but to explore immediate […]

Microsoft launches next stage of skills initiative after helping 30 million people

MicrosoftTo access newly available tools and resources, job seekers can visit to begin pursuing in-demand technology skills for free across LinkedIn, Microsoft Learn and […]

Report: Research Support Funding Faces Risk

Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed A new report on U.S. academic research budgets concludes that research enablement and support functions — which under federally awarded […]

Has the Pandemic Set Female Leadership Back?

Knowledge at Wharton About 2.3 million women have exited the U.S. labor force since the pandemic began, compared with about 1.8 million men, according to government […]

Improved Student Engagement in Higher Education’s Next Normal

Ed Glantz, et al; EDUCAUSE Review For higher education amid the COVID-19 pandemic, spring break 2020 heralded a sharp increase in the scope and pace […]

Over 27,000 students share how colleges and universities could improve digital learning

Jisc A Jisc survey of 27,069 higher and further education students reveals that most are pleased with their digital learning, but areas such as wellbeing, […]

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