Two schools share what tools they use to improve student engagement and commitment in their distance learning programs.
MITx, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's massive open online course program, will begin offering certificates for completing sequences of related modules through the edX platform.
An update has been released for Branchfire's iOS-based annotation tool for students and teachers, iAnnotate.
A charter school for adults opens in Washington, D.C. this week to serve people who have faced chronic under-education and unemployment, and it intends to rely heavily on technology for delivering instruction.
Wake Forest University has become the eighth school to join 2U's Semester Online program, which offers hybrid, self-paced, credit-bearing courses.
Display and projector vendor NEC has introduced a software tool that allows users to present and share content and collaborate across devices.
Mitsubishi's new line of mobile projectors includes two cloud projectors that allow users to display content from their servers, no computer required.
According to a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, a new webcam coaching strategy has the potential to help students in rural classrooms dramatically improve their reading skills.
Two Texas institutions are developing a degree program that will use competency-based credits. Texas A&M University-Commerce and South Texas College are creating a bachelor of applied sciences in organizational leadership.
Education programs in prison have a massive impact on recidivism. Based on a new study, the largest to date measuring the effectiveness of prison education programs, "inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison than inmates who did not." The study also set out to find whether technology-led instruction among inmates could cut down on recidivism as well as teacher-led instruction. The results were positive.