New Hampshire has become the 18th state to sign on for a program intended to make it easier for students to take online courses from schools in other states.
Northcentral University, a fully online graduate school, has adopted a new business simulation tool for the capstone courses of all its MBA programs and specializations.
Wisconsin's Nicolet College has adopted telepresence at three of its campuses in an effort to better support distance learning students.
The University of Texas at El Paso is launching UTEP Connect, an online education initiative designed to provide access to education for approximately 5,000 underserved students.
Western Governors University has launched a new online master's degree program for students who want to become English teachers in middle schools or high schools.
Berkeley has teamed with a private partner to launch two new MOOCs focused on big data analysis using Apache Spark, an open-source big data processing engine.
Digital technology is fundamentally changing the nature of higher education — and its strategic leadership.
A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.
The University of Texas at Austin has launched its first course app in an attempt to meet the needs of students, who prefer to access digital content via apps instead of Web sites.
MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.