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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Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge It was Udacity vice president Clarissa Shen who this week said “they are dead,” when talking about MOOCs in an […]

Determine Your Tech Needs for an Online Degree Program – Chris Foley and Jan Holloway, US News

Technology smarts matter, whether you’re studying on campus or online. But as an online student, technology inherently plays an even greater role in your coursework. […]

UF offers free online courses to students displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

by Steve Orlando, University of Florida The University of Florida is offering free courses through UF Online to assist college students displaced by Hurricanes Maria […]

Communication to Prepare for Your Online Classes

By Alyssa Laffitte, Uloop In this modern digital age, online courses are becoming more and more popular. If you haven’t yet taken one, you probably […]

Google partners with Udacity to offer 50,000 new scholarships for aspiring developers

by Scott Scrivens, Android Police Grow with Google is the company’s educational initiative offering free training and tools to help kickstart the careers of budding […]

A PayPal exec’s favorite interview question reveals the skill all good employees should have

by Áine Cain, Business Insider “I would ask this of any candidate — what did you learn this week?” Hann told Business Insider. “Even if […]

Emerging Tech Boosts Online Education Growth Over Next 4 Years

by Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech A study finds that mobile devices, virtual reality and blending learning programs will spark innovation. With millions of students enrolling in at […]

Faculty Predict Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Will Be Key to Ed Tech in 10 Years

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology Judging by the outlook of faculty in colleges and universities today, the future is bright for technology in higher education. […]

The 2 core edtech trends that will help institutions thrive

BY ADRIAN SANNIER, eCampus News Why adaptivity and scalability are the two core trends in higher edtech right now, and for the future. These technologies, powered […]

Reuters: These are the world’s 100 most innovative universities

BY LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News The top 10 innovative universities are: 1. Stanford University 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 3. Harvard University 4. University […]

Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education

Preface by Katie Blot, Blackboard …You’ll find several themes emerge over and over: • Our current system is unsustainable and ill-suited for a globally connected world that […]

Exploring the new world of online credentials

by David Chandler, MIT News Office Five years ago, at the first annual Online Learning Summit, the question being asked was “can we scale learning” to […]