Universities are increasingly turning to outside companies to help them launch new online degree programs. In fact, higher ed research and advisory firm Eduventures has identified at least 26 companies — known as "online program management (OPM) providers" — currently operating in this space. The data comes out of a series of reports Eduventures recently published for its member institutions.
Arizona State University and edX have launched the Global Freshman Academy, a new program that allows students to complete their first year of college online for credit.
Higher education institutions have a new tool to verify online student identities in a variety of settings, from attendance tracking and online testing to managing financial aid disbursements.
A recently presented study from the University of California Davis questions the effectiveness of allowing first-time students in community colleges to take online classes.
A project going on at Stanford University offers the promise of allowing online students and others with an interest to perform live biology experiments over the Internet.
Can an institution's new online offerings match the quality it has established over the years in its onsite programs? At CMU's Tepper School of Business, the Online Hybrid MBA is designed to be equivalent to its on-campus MBA programs.
The California Community College Online Education Initiative (OEI), the state-sponsored project that aims to dramatically increase the number of students who earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges, has come a long way since it was announced in the fall of 2013, according to the OEI's executive director, Patricia James.
There are ways to allow your institution to experiment with online courses, even if they're not intended to be "massive." An online program manager shares advice.
2U wants to nail the coffin shut on certain beliefs that persist in the realm of online degrees in its latest impact report.
Now that the University of Arizona has launched an online campus, UA Online, the institution is ready to start up its first "General Education Academy" to help students prepare for their virtual education.