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Insights for future assessment policy: Open access online higher education

This research offers recommendations for higher education online assessment policy and procedure design, which should improve learner satisfaction and help to reduce online student attrition. The study involves over 200 qualitative interviews to identify the main driver of student attrition in open access online tertiary education in Australia. The extent to which degree programme assessment […]

FCC nominees pressed on E-rate program during Senate hearing

E-rate, the government program to help schools and libraries access the internet, was one of the main topics of Wednesday’s hearing. Ed Scoop

Shaping the Educational Technology Innovation Ecosystem

Key Takeaways Moving beyond “one size fits all,” Next Generation Digital Learning Environmentresearch is a call to action for greater personalization of educational experiences built on a technology foundation seamlessly integrating existing and emerging digital technologies and products. An ecosystem of open-standards–based interoperable digital products shaped by the education community enables integration at low cost […]

Flying not flapping: a strategic framework for e-learning and pedagogical innovation in higher education institutions

E-learning is in a rather extraordinary position. It was born as a ‘tool’ and now finds itself in the guise of a somewhat wobbly arrow of change. In practice, changing the way thousands of teachers teach, learners learn, innovation is promoted and sustainable change in traditional institutions is achieved across hundreds of different disciplines is […]

Here’s how the internet’s net neutrality day of action is unfolding

Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU. The Verge

Download Report

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 […]

University of Minnesota should go all in with online learning

This would not be just about the school’s future but about the state’s. The alternative is a hollowing-out, faster than you might think. Star Tribune

House favors adding state to online learning compact

BOSTON — The $40.3 billion budget that cleared the House last week includes language higher education officials say will make it easier for colleges and universities to offer online learning programs. Lowellsun.com

USDLA’s Dr. Flores Invites Comments on Draft Proposal of Collaborative for Quality in Alternative Learning

Last week Dr. John G. Flores, CEO and Executive Director of Distance Learning Association  (USDLA) attended the  President’s Forum for Collaborative for Quality in Alternative Learning (CQAL).  The meeting focused on the development and  creation of an entity that will be responsible for certifying alternative educational course credentials. In addition , Dr. Flores attended the E-Learning caucus meeting at […]

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‘No Plans’ to Delete Free Content

The recent decision by the University of California, Berkeley, to restrict public access to free online educational content has raised questions about whether other colleges and universities will do the same to avoid legal action. Inside Higher Ed