Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

I Know How You Felt This Semester

New software aims to help instructors understand students better, but raises privacy and practicality concerns. Inside Higher Ed

Download Report: 2018 Top 10 IT Issues

Higher education’s biggest concerns are converging with technology’s greatest capabilities. Evidence is mounting that digital technology is a major differentiator and a key to productivity and success within higher education. The 2018 Top 10 Issues reveal the broader strategic impact of technology on the entire institution. EDUCAUSE 

Faculty Collaboration and Technology in the Liberal Arts

In response to enrollment and revenue declines, residential liberal arts programs are seeking ways to contain costs and build institutional capacity, while maintaining the quality of a liberal arts education. Some institutions have banded together to form robust consortia to share resources and distribute burdens. And some of these consortia have focused their efforts on […]

Download Report: Crossing the Line: What Counts as Online Harassment?

Crossing the Line: What Counts as Online Harassment? Americans agree that certain behaviors constitute online harassment, but they are more divided on others Pew Research Center surveys have found that online harassment is a common phenomenon in the digital lives of many Americans, and that a majority of Americans feel harassment online is a major […]

Lessons learned from developing online training for humanitarians

A comprehensive online learning programme with more than 200 courses was built by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies between starting with 2009 and 2015, offering development opportunities to the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) volunteers and staff to broaden their understanding, to strengthen their organisations, and to be better […]

Online Courses Are Harming the Students Who Need the Most Help

A single teacher can reach thousands of students in an online course, opening up a world of knowledge to anyone with an internet connection. This limitless reach also offers substantial benefits for school districts that need to save money, by reducing the number of teachers. The New York Times

Arbitrator Sides With University on Academic Outsourcing

As more colleges have embraced online learning to (among other things) expand their enrollments at a time when their traditional pools of potential students are shrinking, conflicts with faculty members over who controls the curriculum have grown, too. Inside Higher Ed 

Online Learning and Residential Colleges

Online learning should be part of the strategic plan of every college and university. Too often, university leaders make the mistake of thinking that online education is relevant only for institutions with large online programs. They see online education as marginal to the core missions of the institutions that they lead. Inside Higher Ed

Download Report: Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates For the second time in less than four years, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering regulations regarding net neutrality – the principle that internet service providers must treat all data the same, regardless of the origin or purpose […]

How the net neutrality vote could impact colleges, students

Education leaders, librarians closely watching upcoming FCC vote on net neutrality and how it could impact learning. eCampus News