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The news items below may be of interest to those involved with distance and online learning:

Online Education Start-Up, Backed by Research University Credit

Posted: 8/21/2019 - 03:14 PM

from Inside Higher Ed - Digital Learning Blog
by Doug Lederman
August 21, 2019

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Open educational resources, student efficacy, and user perceptions: a synthesis of research published between 2015 and 2018

Posted: 8/15/2019 - 09:45 AM

Abstract

Although textbooks are a traditional component in many higher education contexts, their increasing price have led many students to forgo purchasing them and some faculty to seek substitutes. One such alternative is open educational resources (OER). This present study synthesizes results from sixteen efficacy and twenty perceptions studies involving 121,168 st...
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Historical SIS Market for HigherEd Institutions

Posted: 8/12/2019 - 10:11 AM

from ListEdTech
by Justin Menard

We are happy to present the first version of this historical Student Information Systems graph. We would like to thank several industry experts who took the time to help us with the creation of the graph.  Read the Read the full news item

How to Design Online Courses That Are Full of Surprises

Posted: 8/12/2019 - 10:08 AM

from EdSurge
By Bonni Stachowiak (Columnist)    
Jul 30, 2019

Dear Bonni,

“Any suggestions for ‘mixing it up’ in asynchronous online courses?”

—An online educator


It is a paradox. In our teaching, we want to be consistent enough so students can easily navigate our courses and not be confused about where to find things. On the other hand, we want to surprise students and ignite their ...
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Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

Posted: 8/12/2019 - 10:06 AM

from EdSurge
by Tony Wan
August 5, 2019

College advisors want to help students stay on track to finish their programs. But on many campuses, the high student-to-advisor ratios make it difficult, if not impossible, to identify and support every student who needs extra guidance.  Read the full article here.
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U.S. Says California Is in Compliance With State Authorization Rules

Posted: 8/5/2019 - 12:36 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Doug Lederman
August 5, 2019

California's new process for giving online students enrolled at public and private nonprofit colleges outside the state a way to submit complaints about their institutions still falls short of new federal rules governing state authorization. But the U.S. Education Department now considers the state to be in compliance with the new rules, the federal agency said in      Read the full news item

California Acts to Fix Problem Blocking Aid for Online Students

Posted: 8/5/2019 - 12:31 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
by Doug Lederman
July 30, 2019

State officials set up complaint process for students enrolled at out-of-state public and nonprofit colleges -- but Education Department won't confirm the fix will actually work.  Read the full news item

California Students Caught in the Middle

Posted: 7/24/2019 - 08:51 AM
from Inside Higher Ed
July 24, 2019
by Doug Lederman

Years-long fight over federal rules governing state standards for online education could imperil standing of tens of thousands of students. 

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Online student community: What do they need from us?

Posted: 7/24/2019 - 08:40 AM

by Kevin Kelly
July 21, 2019

Online Is (Increasingly) Local

Posted: 7/23/2019 - 09:37 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
by Doug Lederman
June 5, 2019

The proportion of students studying fully online who are enrolled within 50 miles of their homes has risen from under half to fully two-thirds, a new study finds. Read the full news item

What's the Price of an Online Education?

Posted: 7/23/2019 - 09:35 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
by Mark Lieberman
June 5, 2019
 
 

How much student...
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Bridging Old and New in California

Posted: 7/23/2019 - 02:48 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
by Lindsay McKenzie
July 10, 2019

As plans for California’s new online community college progress, existing two-year colleges in the state get a one-time funding boost for online programs with a vocational focus. How will the two initiatives intersect?&...
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The Next Stage for NC-SARA

Posted: 7/10/2019 - 09:05 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Doug Lederman
May 22, 2019

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Adults seek flexible options for college

Posted: 5/29/2019 - 10:21 AM

Community colleges need to attract adult students to keep their enrollment numbers up, but to do that, they need to understand what motivates older learners to pursue higher education.

&q...
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2019 Horizon Report - Higher Education Edition

Posted: 4/24/2019 - 04:08 PM

This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology as ranked by an expert panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.  View the preview here

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