Massive open online courses can be as effective to help students learn as face-to-face classes — and the learning outcomes will be equivalent whether or not they're academically prepared for the class or whether they perform well or poorly on a pretest.
The Online Learning Consortium, formerly the Sloan Consortium, has introduced a new version of its Quality Scorecard for Online Programs that examines nine broad areas, including institutional, faculty, student and technology support, teaching and learning, course development and structure, social and student engagement and evaluation and assessment.
We may think of analytics as a maturing area in higher education, but there's still plenty of room for innovation. The real challenge now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer.
NEC Display's new M402H projector's internal processing capabilities are designed to give it the same color levels as LCD projectors.
Adapt Courseware, provider of educational multimedia, video and assessment resources, has expanded its content repository in an effort to help faculty create a more engaging learning environment.
Students at Pennsylvania State University can access a research project calculator that helps them navigate the research process.
Syracuse University is working with a higher education service provider to update its existing online master's in accounting program.
The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, leader of the alliance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, has selected a learning management system for its online courses.
Exams for two kinds of Microsoft certification can now be taken online from remote locations.
A finance professor has found Google Glass to be an effective way to improve feedback to students.