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Educational Stages, Higher Education

What a New Strategy at 2U Means for the Future of Online Higher Education

August 5, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

The fortunes of Online Program Management companies, or OPMs, are falling fast these days. These companies, which help colleges set up online programs and often help finance them as well in exchange for a cut of revenues, have lately seen […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Online education’s reputation jumps, survey says

July 26, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

New America has been collecting data for its Varying Degrees survey for six years. That covers a period of significant change in the U.S., including divisive election cycles, the coronavirus pandemic, a reckoning with racism spurred by the police killing […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How online learning boosts your engagement and retention

July 8, 2022

Via: eCampus News

A recent National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report reveals that post-secondary enrollment continues to decline. Undergraduate enrollment alone saw a 9.4 percent drop from Spring 2020, resulting in nearly 1.4 million fewer undergrads than before the pandemic. Although the COVID-19 […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Will Online Learning Lead to College Closures? Clay Shirky Says It’s Complicated.

February 2, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

It’s popular these days to argue that a pandemic boost of online education will lead to a wave of college closures. Most colleges just aren’t changing fast enough, the theory goes, and many are risking extinction. But this kind of […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Why Mission — Not Money — Will Lead Colleges to Truly Innovative Online Learning

December 27, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

While there clearly are still lessons yet to be learned from the ongoing pandemic, the ebb and flow of emergency remote instruction versus the return to in-person instruction has already brought one of higher ed’s simmering issues to a rolling […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Students reflect on starting college during a pandemic

December 20, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

“No one said college was easy, especially living in a pandemic where hugs are a weapon and a mask is the difference between life and death. I hate it. I hate that there was a possibility of this never occurring. […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How online education serves special needs students

November 18, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Over the past few years, the pandemic made online education the de-facto schooling format for nearly all Americans. While it proved viable for many, it also exposed some of the common pitfalls in the traditional online education landscape, leading to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Online Education Isn’t the Sideshow. It’s the Main Event.

December 29, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

I can’t start a personal reflection without first acknowledging how enormously difficult this year has been for my staff, our higher ed partners and faculty, and the students we serve together. As a leader and a parent—and a human—I’m so […]


Editorial

5 promises & 5 challenges of virtual education

October 30, 2020

Via: Diana Beverly Ross

Although many schools have become virtual due to coronavirus, open online courses that can benefit tens of thousands of learners simultaneously have been discussed in recent years, all over the world.  Today, large-scale efforts to utilize technology in support of […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Community colleges that decided early to go online this fall don’t regret it

October 5, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Albany Technical College in Georgia made the call in May to offer instruction mostly online in the fall semester. It differed from the plans many other institutions in the state made. About 38 colleges, both two- and four-years, planned to […]


News

Child maltreatment reports drop as educators lose access to students during closures

May 21, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Staying home doesn’t mean staying safe for some children. As COVID-19 isolated families inside their homes and created the high-stress environment of job losses and health anxiety, at-risk children were left unprotected from abusers living in their homes. Teresa Huizar, […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Ed Dept extends online education flexibilities to year end

May 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The guidance allows colleges that must continue offering online classes to stay eligible for federal funding without going through the typical review process required to launch online and distance education programs. Without the extension, schools may have been forced to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

New rules limit states’ oversight of online colleges. How will they react?

January 30, 2020

Via: Education Dive

State attorneys general were left out when the U.S. Department of Education rewrote its state authorization rules for distance education. The department “didn’t feel attorneys general had a strong role to play in the potential regulations compared with other groups […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

The Future (Revisted) of Online Education

January 9, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Given the demands on students’ time and the pressure to increase credit accumulation, online education will certainly play a growing role in undergraduate as well as graduate and professional education. Many of those classes will offer a pale imitation of […]


Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Higher Education, Informal learning

2U slows growth plans citing rise in competition for online education

July 31, 2019

Via: Education Dive

“(The) decline and program-specific issues we talked about so much over the past year were masking this broader trend of the mainstreaming of online education,” 2U CEO Chip Paucek told analysts. “In 2008, there were very few high-quality online options. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Report: 5 models for how colleges can rethink credentials

March 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The report anticipates a world in which globalization and automation means workers will need to continuously learn and earn credentials. It also sees a need for a better way to capture and qualify the combination of work, life and educational […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

December 28, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

As students and faculty alike take some well-deserved rest and reflect over the holidays, we’re taking a look back at what stories you read and shared the most over the last year. While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

To balance innovation with protecting students, focus on incentives

May 8, 2018

Via: eCampus News

Online education holds tremendous promise: it has the potential to lower costs, enhance learning outcomes, and make college accessible for students who lack the flexibility or means to attend a traditional program. As a nation, our goal should be to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

​Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

September 8, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. People in rural Bhutan could take a computer science class from Harvard. Students at a community college could […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Promises and Pitfalls of Online Education

July 7, 2017

Via: Education Next

Online courses have expanded rapidly and have the potential to extend further the educational opportunities of many students, particularly those least well-served by traditional educational institutions. However, in their current design, online courses are difficult, especially for the students who […]