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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Improving the student experience means ‘meeting our students where they are’

Dennis Pierce, eCampus News As CIO of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Raymond Lefebvre sees a key function of his job as “providing enhanced experiences […]

Active Engagement Improves Online Instruction During COVID-19

Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology According to the results, when an instructor had prior online teaching experience, student scores were significantly higher overall. Students in classes […]

Richard Mayer Has Spent Decades On Educational Research. Here are His Pandemic Teaching Tips.

Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge Research shows that a professor’s attitude matters. So when filming educational videos, instructors should make sure they’re upbeat. “People learn better from […]

College Students With Learning Disabilities Are Asking For More Support. Will They Get It?

Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge In some cases, the change interfered with the coping strategies students use to learn. But in other instances, institutions seized the unusual […]

Collaboration and Partnership: Top IT Issues, 2021

Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE Review Members of the 2020–2021 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel share their advice and ideas on how multiple institutions can collaborate or partner […]

Educational technology is coming of age during the pandemic: Nowhere more so than in India

the Economist EDTECH HAS never quite fulfilled its promise to galvanise poorly performing school systems. Past investments in educational technology often failed because of badly […]

How About Replacing the In-Person Experience?

Tom Mitchell and Maxwell Bigman, Tomorrow’s Professor We borrowed the concept from the human-computer interaction world. “Beyond being there” is the notion that, rather than […]

The Speedy Future of Delivering Online Learning: 5G-10G Confusion and Potential

Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed As we continue to advance online services to distant students, bandwidth becomes ever more important. Virtual laboratories are beginning to […]

Using Data and Analytics for Student Success

Brian Davis, et al; EDUCAUSE Review One of the most powerful tools that technology provides on the path to student success is data and analytics. […]

7 charts that give a snapshot of college enrollment this fall

Hallie Busta, Education Dive The pandemic’s impact on higher education is expected to linger. Potentially lower enrollment levels this year could play a role, but […]

Student Textbook Spending Continues to Decline

Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed Average student spending on textbooks and course materials continued to decline in the fall of 2020, while the number of […]

Translating dyslexia support to distance learning a challenge, but not impossible

Shawna De La Rosa, Education Dive Dyslexia interventions can be replicated virtually with online sensory tools and assistive technology, District Administration reports, noting applications that […]

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