While online instruction — including MOOCs — is frequently peddled as a way to expand access and deliver learning without barriers to students, the format is ill-suited to help those who could most benefit from a college education. Those are the parting thoughts from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, a coalition of faculty groups, in its last of three reports examining the potential fallout from higher ed's seemingly unstoppable rush to adopt online forms of education.
A new report, Open Access, Megajournals, and MOOCs: On the Political Economy of Academic Unbundling, in Sage Open compares the disruptive potential of open access for academic articles and massive open online courses and finds that MOOCs are more likely to change the course of higher education.
The University of Florida has implemented desktop media capture campuswide.
Online education promises learning opportunities for all, but too many community college students lack the tech skills--and the access--to take advantage of these resources. CT takes a closer look at the problem.
ShareStream has updated its online video platform and media management system. ShareStream 5.7 includes a new Course Media Copy Wizard and new tools for embedding ShareStream playlists into content management systems.
McGraw-Hill Education launched the company's first adaptive math placement platform at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim.
The use of big data, instruction through mobile devices, online learning (including MOOCs), and virtual and remote laboratories that emulate real ones are the technologies that will have the greatest impact on "STEM+" education over the next year.
Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy has implemented a video collaboration solution to enable distance learning and lecture capture, as well as remote pharmacy services for underserved areas.
Panopto has updated its video content management system and video viewer to provide improved access for people with visual and hearing impairments, batch upload for video assets, and new security features.
Cost savings promised by the expansion of online education are tough to pinpoint, including those programs that promise to be free for students.