The University of Texas System has joined edX, an online learning initiative launched in May by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Florida inmates are participating in a novel blended learning program to earn their secondary degrees and professional certificates. The program, operated under the Florida Department of Corrections, was undertaken in an effort to lower recidivism rates and reduce costs.
McGraw-Hill Education's Tegrity division has launched a stand-alone version of a service for secure online exam administration.
Online higher education institution Nixon University is adopting an open source course management system to help its instructors customize course delivery and assessment to the needs of individual students.
The Inter-Organizational Task Force on Online Learning, consisting of representatives from six different national organizations for online and e-learning in higher education, has released a report outlining the steps it plans to take to advance online learning in higher education.
Despite the hoopla surrounding the launch of MOOCs and edX, smaller institutions and for-profits have been steadily improving online learning for years. Post University shares its strategy for online success.
The spread of cheap and powerful videoconferencing tools had led to widespread adoption of the technology in an effort to lower costs and put resources to better use. But Education Consultant and Executive Director of Academic Programs and Faculty at Daymar Colleges Group Ruth Reynard argues that it can improve teaching and learning as well.
Online learning can--and should--elevate the state of teaching in higher education.
Elsevier, a publisher of scientific and health information, is providing free content to edX, a nonprofit online learning program formed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) has partnered with HCA Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio to boost the number of students in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.