• Distance Learning | News

    Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses

    Massive open online courses can be as effective to help students learn as face-to-face classes — and the learning outcomes will be equivalent whether or not they're academically prepared for the class or whether they perform well or poorly on a pretest. Read More

  • Strategic Directions | Feature

    Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action

    We may think of analytics as a maturing area in higher education, but there's still plenty of room for innovation. The real challenge now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer. Read More

  • Mobile | Feature

    7 Lessons from a Systemwide iPad Program iPad lessons learned

    For the past year, Globe Education Network's private and career colleges, universities and training centers have been integrating iPads into every academic program. Here's what they learned along the way. Read More

  • Google Apps | Tutorial

    Google Sheets: Excluding Weekends in Conditional Formatting conditional formating in Google Sheets

    This week's tutorial covers a number functions in Google's Spreadsheet app, Google Sheets. Here we take a practical look at using weekdays in calculations, introduce "if" statements and learn how to refer dynamically to the contents of a current cell. Read More

  • Retention | News

    Wayne State To Cut Tuition, Pursue Student Success

    At new program at Wayne State University in Michigan will give students a financial break. The "Spring/Summer Tuition Break" initiative offers students a 30 percent tuition discount in those semesters if they tackle a full load in the previous fall and winter semesters and carry a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Read More