Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category

For-Profit Institutions Capella and Strayer Merge to the Tune of $1.9 Billion

On Monday [October 30, 2017], Capella Education Co., a pioneer in the online class, announced that it will be merging with Strayer Education Co. in a $1.9 bn deal. When the dust settles, the resulting company will be one of the country’s biggest for-profit educators. ELearning Inside News

6 best practices for launching or growing your online programs

Online learning is entering its next phase of maturity and growth. And although we’re clearly not at the point where online learning can be considered a “mature” industry, enough edtech companies have entered the market and enough online programs are being offered that higher education leaders are looking for strategies to effectively launch or grow […]

Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is teaming with a private partner to launch a competency-based master’s of education in online teaching program. The new program will consist of training modules and three to six graduate-level micro-credential programs that can be combined to earn a full master’s degree in education with a focus on online and […]

Open Education, Open Questions

The use of open practices by learners and educators is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated. Higher education institutions require collaborative and critical approaches to openness in order to support faculty, students, and learning in an increasingly complex higher education environment. EDUCAUSE Review 

Open Badges: A systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Published Literature (2011-2015)

Open badges are a digital representation of skills or accomplishments recorded in a visual symbol that is embedded with verifiable data and evidence. They are created following a defined open standard, so that they can be shared online. Open badges have gained popularity around the world in recent years and have become a standard feature […]

OLC [Online Learning Consortium] Quality Scorecard Case Studies

QUALITY SCORECARD CASE STUDIES DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (DCCCD), AND BAKER COLLEGE ONLINE The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD, or the District), one of the largest community colleges in the US, with seven separately accredited colleges and various service centers, serving approximately 75,000 students, lacked a holistic view of its online learning programs, which […]

IGNOU [Indira Gandhi National Open University] Graduates: How Did They Benefit?

Research and evaluation are necessary for any distance education programme. A periodical review of the developmental effects on higher education made by distance education is required to be undertaken in order to find out who the users of this system are and what benefits they have derived from it. Against this. background, this paper presents […]

Research as Professional Development in Distance Education

This paper’ examines some crucial issues on ‘research as professional development’ in distance education (viz. systemic versus discipline research, identity and learning, scaffolding and mentoring in researching at a distance, role of.incentives in distance education research, and research training) for further critical reflection and for setting up an agenda for implementation and follow-up of institutional […]

Faculty Buy-in Builds, Bit by Bit: Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

Professors are slowly gaining confidence in the effectiveness of online learning as more of them teach online, Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology reveals. Inside Higher Ed

D2L Extends Reach Across EMEA with New Customers and Partners

D2L is enhancing the learning experience for more people in the UK, Europe, Middle East and South Africa Desire2Learn