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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

Volatile’ but Growing Online Ed Market

Posted: 5/2/2017 - 08:50 AM

from Inside Higher Education
By Carl Straumsheim
May 2, 2017

Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.  Read full article Read the full news item

Are Colleges Doing Enough to Make Online Videos Accessible for the Blind?

Posted: 4/19/2017 - 07:29 AM

from Converge
by Tanya Roscorla
March 27, 2017

As more higher education online learning relies on visuals to tell a story, they're often not accessible to people who are blind. Now, some colleges are tackling the problem with better funding and technology.  Read full article here.

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Counting Online Students

Posted: 4/14/2017 - 05:18 PM

From Inside Higher Ed
by Jean Dimeo
April 12, 2017

Online enrollments climbed 11 percent from 2012 to 2015, with private nonprofit...
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Finding a Niche in a Niche Market

Posted: 3/20/2017 - 10:56 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
March 20, 2017

Loud and Clear

Posted: 3/7/2017 - 08:12 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Colleen Flaherty
March 7, 2017

Study details tool to help professors measure how much active learning is happening in their classrooms.  Read full article Read the full news item

‘Access Moves’: How One Instructor Seeks Accessibility

Posted: 3/7/2017 - 08:06 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
March 7, 2017

Berkeley Will Delete Online Content

Posted: 3/6/2017 - 04:34 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
March 6, 2017

Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 vid...
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'Huge Deal for a Small School'

Posted: 2/27/2017 - 09:53 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Staumsheim
February 27, 2017

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8 Lessons Learned From Open Source Development

Posted: 2/8/2017 - 05:51 PM

from Campus Technology
by Dian Schaffhauser
January 11, 2017

When Harvard kicked off OpenScholar six years ago, little did it realize the impact the website creation project would have on the university — and the academic world at large.  Read full article here.

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New Baseline For Accessibility

Posted: 2/8/2017 - 05:42 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
February 3, 2017

A long-awaited update to a federal rule ups the pressure on colleges and universities to ensure that their information and communication technology services are accessible to students with disabilities, experts say. The federal government last month finished work on updating section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which details the accessibility standards federal agencies, contractors and emp...
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ADA Compliance For Online Course Design

Posted: 2/8/2017 - 05:08 PM

from Educause Review
by Sheryl Burgstahler
January 30, 2017

Lessons learned from campuses nationwide have informed an approach to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act during the process of online course design. Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. Accessibility efforts benefit not only st...
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