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Major Tech Companies Strive to Make Tools Accessible for Students

Posted: 7/19/2017 - 01:05 PM

from EdTech: Focus on Higher Education
by Meghan Bogardus Cortez
July 14, 2017

Adobe, Microsoft and Google all have designed features that could benefit those with disabilities at universities.  Read full article here.

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Why You Should Worry About Losing Net Neutrality

Posted: 7/18/2017 - 04:50 PM

One Activist Has Hundreds of Colleges Under the Gun to Fix Their Websites

Posted: 7/7/2017 - 05:20 PM

from The Chronicle
July 06, 2017 


Ms. Lipsitt, a veteran disability-rights activist from Franklin, Mich., says she regards virtually any college as an easy target, because nearly all ...
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Update on Community College OER Project

Posted: 7/7/2017 - 09:30 AM
from Inside Higher Ed
by Paul Fain
June 22, 2017

Last year Achieving the Dream began a $9.8-million project to use o...
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Digital Learning Compass Report Shows DE Enrollments Trending Upwards

Posted: 6/30/2017 - 11:06 AM

June 2017

Higher education enrollments for all students fell, but more students enrolled in distance education courses than ever before. This is one of the findings of the new “Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017” released by the new Digital Learning Compass partnership.

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California Governor calls for new online community college

Posted: 6/28/2017 - 10:12 AM

California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked the California community college system to “take whatever steps are necessary” to establish a new, online-only community college.  Read full artic...
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Online College Student 2017 Report

Posted: 6/28/2017 - 10:09 AM

from LearningHouse
Authors Dr. David Clinefelter and Carol B. Aslanian

The sixth annual Online College Students report, developed by The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research, shares the results of a survey of 1,500 current, prospective and recently graduated online college students. Learn how students choose a program, how they feel about alternative credentials, what regrets they have, how quickly they make a decision and more.

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Online Learning for Whom? Experts Weigh In

Posted: 6/28/2017 - 09:58 AM

from Inside Higher Ed - Digital Learning
by Nick Roll
June 14, 2017

The Rise of the Online Higher Education Leader

Posted: 6/28/2017 - 09:56 AM

from Converge Higher Ed
by Adam Stone

May 24, 2017

Online learning professionals are playing a bigger role in higher education as distance learning and digital course instruction continues to grow in numbers and prestige.  Read full article Read the full news item

Retention, Progression and the Taking of Online Courses

Posted: 6/28/2017 - 09:53 AM

by Scott James, Karen Swan, Cassandra Daston

Online learning continues to grow at post-secondary institutions across the United States, but many question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This paper engages that issue. It examines recent research on the success of community college students who take online classes and explores similar comparisons using 656,258 student records collected through the Predictive Analyt...
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Signs of a Ceiling in Online Ed Market

Posted: 6/7/2017 - 09:50 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
May 22, 2017

Four Key Variables Institutions Must Track to Measure Online Student Success

Posted: 5/10/2017 - 11:23 AM

March 28, 2017

Growing Pains Emerge with OER

Posted: 5/10/2017 - 11:20 AM

from The Chronicle
by Ben Gose
April 9, 2017

The open-resources movement has come a long way since the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled the OpenCourseWare project in 2001. Dozens of colleges now offer some courses featuring textbooks that are free or nearly so, and that rely on openly licensed materials. Grant programs in Virginia and California have supported the development of entire degree pathways that feature openly licensed textbooks at commun...
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Colleges Team Up to Train MRI Techs

Posted: 5/10/2017 - 11:18 AM

from Community College Daily
by Ellie Ashford
March 31, 2017

Community colleges – especially colleges that are small or in rural areas – often lack the enrollment to justify offering high-cost programs. The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) is addressing that problem through collaboration.

Under MCCA’s Collaborative Program Initiati...
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A New Channel for OER

Posted: 5/10/2017 - 11:15 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
April 18, 2017
by Carl Straumsheim

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