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.
In a wide-ranging push for policy change, Microsoft has taken up the call to increase the number of STEM graduates in the United States over the long haul while also calling for H-1B visa reform to fill a perceived gap of science, technology, engineering, and math talent in the short-term.
The concept of "seat time"--the number of hours a student typically attends a course each week for about 15 weeks--as the basis of the credit hour is outmoded and holding back innovation in higher education, according to a new report.
The Software & Information Industry Association is calling on educators to participate in its 2012 Vision K-20 Survey, part of the SIIA's Vision K-20 initiative that focuses on developing a technology-based educational framework for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.
Institutions can now monitor student-athlete social media activity.
A new online resource is calling attention to colleges and universities that have failed to meet a federal requirement to place a "net price calculator" on their Web sites.
California's Senate is pondering legislation to mandate the development of digital textbooks in order to save college students money. A new bill proposes that the state invest $25 million to create 50 new textbooks, which would be made available free to students in digital form or would cost $20 each in printed form.
The federal AIM Commission this week posted recommendations for improving accessibility in higher education, among them the recommendation for mandatory, system-wide faculty orientation programs concerning accessibility "in all aspects of the education enterprise, including readings, courseware and instructional technology, assessments and instructor-made materials."
A new report from education data coalition Data Quality Campaign is calling on policymakers to strengthen links between K-12, workforce, and post-secondary institutions.
Twenty-three colleges, universities, K-12 districts, and other organizations are one step closer to receiving a portion of $150 million to be awarded by the United States Department of Education through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.