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Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Schools in All 50 States and Two U.S. Territories Offer Students Access to Quality Online Courses from VHS Learning

February 3, 2022

Via: eSchool News

In 2021, 44 new schools partnered with VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best teacher-led online learning programs. Located across the United States and around the world, these school partners are now offering their students access to […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Amid decreasing enrollment, community college students want flexible course formats

January 18, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Community college enrollment as dropped by nearly 15 percent since the COVID-19 pandemic began–a fact that is particularly concerning considering that community colleges serve a higher number of marginalized student populations. New research from Cengage and Bay View Analytics looks […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Student Performance in Remote Learning, Explored

August 6, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The quest to figure out just how much the COVID-19 pandemic affected college-level learning is understandable, not least so that colleges and universities can address any potential setbacks students have suffered as many hope to return to more “normal” learning […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.

October 15, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

When two Stanford University professors started Coursera in 2012, the focus was on building free online courses to bring teaching from elite colleges out to the world. Back then, the target market was people who couldn’t get to a traditional […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education, Informal learning

Is face-to-face learning better than online learning?

August 28, 2020

Via: eCampus News

Much of the recent argument raging about reopening schools rests on the quality of online instruction. That’s understandable. However, there’s much about online instruction that remains misunderstood. It’s time to change that… In my 50-year teaching career, I had the […]


News

Massive Online Courses Find A New Audience With Continuing Medical Education

January 17, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Applications are surging for New York University’s School of Medicine after the university announced last year that its medical program would be tuition-free for all students. But NYU isn’t the only school trying to offer free medical training. Dozens of […]


Education Tech

What are the top trends in ed tech?

July 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Experts have noted that colleges acquire abundant data, as the Educausereport suggests, but should coordinate the compilation and use of it better. They are, however, finding new uses for it, including in admissions recruitment and monitoring student activity to predict […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

One small college moves online — carefully

July 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Muhlenberg group also recommended that digital learning efforts fit with the institution’s mission and reinforce the college’s reputation as a liberal arts college, but with a digital presence. It also suggested that the university collaborate with other institutions and […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Helping students choose appropriate online courses

July 2, 2018

Via: Education Dive

With regard to expectations, the group suggests students find out about the history of the course provider, the specific skills or knowledge that will be gained, the type of students who have been, or are, participating and the flexibility of […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Online Education Platform Teachable Raises $2.5 Million

December 15, 2016

Via: Education News

Education platform Teachable, which enables anyone to create and access well-designed online courses, has raised $2.5 in additional funding from Accomplice Ventures, Naval Ravikant, and Lern Capital. To date, the company, which marked its two-year anniversary this May, has raised $4.5 million and […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

April 25, 2016

Via: MindShift

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. And those who took the […]


Higher Education, Informal learning

5 important revelations from first year online learners

January 6, 2016

Via: eCampus News

Despite a record number of students taking online higher education courses, many of those entering for the first time often have incorrect preconceived notions of online learning’s extreme flexibility—and it’s this notion that may lead to high dropout rates. This […]