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Survey: Most Students Say Online Learning Is as Good or Better Than Face-to-Face

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology In a survey of 1,500 students who are seriously considering, currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a fully online program, most (86 percent) considered the value of their degree equal to or greater than the cost they paid to take it. Among those who have attended face-to-face and online […]

Online Course Creation for Dummies

By Mark Lieberman, Inside Higher Ed Developers at Penn State believe their new tool will make creating online courses easier than ever, even for the non-tech savvy.  Creating an online course requires time, patience, ingenuity — and, often, technical expertise beyond the grasp of many instructors accustomed to teaching primarily face-to-face. Developers at Pennsylvania State University’s main […]

Scaling programs that support unique needs of online students

By James Paterson, Campus Technology Colleges must support online offerings with many of the same initiatives they offer to on-campus students, though some programs may need to be tailored to the online learner’s unique needs, according to three officials at the Arizona State University who are helping to shepherd the online university, which is a […]

Udacity and Google Launch Free Online Career Courses

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology Google and Udacity have teamed up to offer 12 free career courses for recent graduates, mid-career professionals and those re-entering the workforce. The duo tested out the concept in March, when Udacity launched a “Networking for Career Success” course for 60,000 “Grow with Google” learners in Europe and the United […]

The Number of Students Taking Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly

By Jenny Abamu, EdSurge Researchers that have looked into public perceptions of online learning note that over the last 15 years views inched in a more positive direction, evidenced by the increase of students enrolling in courses and surveys given to pupils and professors. A Gallup poll conducted back in 2015, found that 46 percent […]

Price Matters but Doesn’t Rule

by Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed Issues of price and perceived value are increasingly central in many discussions of higher education, as tuitions climb and public questioning of higher education intensifies. The survey comes at matters of price from several angles, to try to “add nuance” to the topic, as the Learning House’s Andrew J. […]

Crowder starts new program to lighten the load on students

By: Ashley Godwin, Four States Crowder College administration is seeing a pattern of students balancing course work with other priorities, but they have found a way to help.  Through a Title 3 grant, Crowder is implementing a new style of higher educational learning called uConnect where students can still be considered a full-time student, but […]

Haley Bohon Founded Pop-Up Class Startup SkillPop to Bring Back In-Person Learning

BY MURIEL VEGA, Hypepotemus In today’s world, you’re a few clicks away from a how-to video or an online course covering anything you might want to learn. But for Haley Bohon, the in-person networking and community building aspect of learning is missing from those tools. “On the community side, I felt like a lot of my […]

Udacity looks to double down on enterprise game

By J Vignesh, Economic Times Udacity, an online education platform, is doubling down on working with enterprises to both upskill employees and also add more hiring partners in India. The enterprise clients include IT giants like Infosys and Wipro to new age companies like Flipkart and Myntra. The firm has also partnered with around 100 firms […]

Preparing students for workplace of the future

By Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive The workplace of the future will be marked by unprecedentedly advanced technologies, as well as a focus on incorporating artificial intelligence to drive higher levels of production with fewer resources. Employers and education stakeholders, noting the reality of this trend, are turning a reflective eye toward current students and questioning […]