Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

A National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher Education

Online learning in US higher education continues to grow dramatically. The most recent estimates indicate that about 30% of all students enroll in at least one online course (Allen & Seamen, 2016). As this important type of academic offering has become increasingly important to institutions of higher education, Presidents and Provosts have frequently established leadership […]

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2025 Online Education Plan for the Florida State University System Steering Committee This white paper was prepared to address Tactic Access 2.1.4 within the 2025 Online Education Strategic Plan for the Florida State University System. The plan was developed upon the request of the Online and Innovation Committee of the Florida Board of Governors. The […]

Dr. Marni Baker Stein, University of Texas Chief Innovation Officer, to Join WGU as Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Nationally recognized leader in development and implementation of innovative higher education programs will lead faculty, program development, and academic teams for online university Western Governors University 

Teaching Online: Where Do Faculty Spend Their Time?

An understanding of online teaching time requirements provides essential information to inform scheduling, course size and instructor workload; in addition, awareness of the distribution of time across online teaching tasks provides insight to focus faculty efforts and tailor professional development to target instructional needs. The purpose of the current study is to examine the investment […]

Student Satisfaction as a Predictor of Retention in a Professional Online For-Profit Higher Education Institution

This study expanded on prior satisfaction and retention research by exploring this relationship within the online for-profit sector.  An ex post facto design was utilized at an online for-profit undergraduate institution with programs in the creative arts to explore the relationship between student satisfaction as measured by the Priorities Survey for Online Learners (PSOL) and […]

The Kaleidoscope of Voices: An Action Research Approach to Informing Institutional e-Learning Policy

 This paper describes a two-spiral action research approach (AR) in its analysis of the experience of a British University endeavouring to change and reposition itself in the context of fast pace external change in terms of innovation. Taking the European Union (EU) 2020 digital competence framework (Ferrari 2013), with its drive to address the huge […]

The Distance Learning Conspiracy

The truth is finally out. Distance learning is a plot. Don’t believe it? Read the excellent WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report. Inside Higher Ed

Open University VC announces need for change

The Open University has started a root and branch review of its work to ensure it is fit to face the growing challenges of the future. The University’s traditional market – part-time higher education – is under threat from a decline in student numbers and potential competition from new providers. The Open University 

Download Report and Watch Video: Top trends to disrupt education over next decade

Top trends to disrupt education over next decade New findings in a report from The Open University outline future trends which will impact on education and teaching. The Innovating Pedagogy report says that the productive failure, formative analytics and design thinking are amongst the stand-out developments for the sector over the next 10 years. The […]

Optimizing Technology’s Promise

How can we be proactive as we optimize the promise of technology to anticipate and meet the needs of the diversity of students, faculty, and staff today and in the future? EDUCAUSE Review