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A Rising Tide: How Closed Captions Can Benefit All Students

Posted: 8/30/2017 - 12:23 PM

from EDUCAUSE Review
by Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Katie Linder
August 28, 2017

In fall 2015, the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit conducted a national survey with 3Play Media to learn more about how all students — those with disabilities and those without — use and perceive closed captions in relation to their learning experiences in the college classroom.

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'This is Unusual'

Posted: 8/30/2017 - 12:18 PM

from Inside Higher Ed - Digital
by Jean Dimeo
July 26, 2017

Increasing Online Accessibility and Design Quality in your Online Courses

Posted: 8/30/2017 - 12:15 PM

from WCET Frontiers blog
by Jackie Luft
August 30, 2017

The beginning of the semester brings updates to all of our online courses. Dates are entered, a few new assignments are added, and few are revised and we throw a few assignments in the trash. Maybe there is a textbook with a new edition. Maybe now is a good time to add some Universal Design elements, and consider reviewing your course for online accessibility. Read the full news item

New report highlights importance of interaction in online learning

Posted: 8/8/2017 - 10:18 AM

from EducationDive
by Roger Riddell
July 24, 2017

According to a new report from The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research, "The Online College Students 2017: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences," online students want more interaction with instructors and fellow students.

The survey included 1,500 students who were currently enrolled in,...
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Finding the ROI of Online Programs

Posted: 8/8/2017 - 10:07 AM

from Campus Technology
by Dian Schauffhauser
July 19, 2017

It's time to get serious about growing online education programs if your institution wants them to be sustainable. This Arizona State University research project is examining the costs and benefits of scaling digital learning in order to share replicable return-on-investment mechanics and tools for any school willing to take on the challenge. Read full article      Read the full news item

7 Guidelines for Effective Online Teaching

Posted: 8/8/2017 - 09:58 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Sharon O'Malley
July 17, 2017

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

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