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Pearson VUE Tightens ID Verification in Online Testing

Computer-based testing center company Pearson VUE will be embedding new identity verification into its remote testing service.

Exploring Digital Fluency at Penn State University

At Penn State University, campus conversations once centered on digital literacy. Now, they’re focused on digital fluency.

Carnegie Mellon to Release Toolkit for Learning Research

An individual who won both the A.M. Turing Award for his contributions to artificial intelligence in 1975 and the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1978 is the inspiration behind Carnegie Mellon University's decision to make many of its own learning tools, software and content openly available over the next year.

Arizona State University Sets Up New Company for Corporate Education Deals

Arizona State University intends to co-launch a for-profit company to expand the number of partnerships with corporations for its education programs.

Survey: Most Students Shop on Amazon to Save Money on Textbooks

According to a recent survey, Amazon is the primary purchase channel for college students to buy their textbooks, beating out other websites as well as the brick-and-mortar college bookstore.

Survey: Online Students Interact More with Course Materials than with Faculty

In a typical online course, students are more likely to interact with course materials — 52 percent of the time — than they are with faculty, other students or staff, according to a recent survey from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research.

Survey: Instructional Designers Drive Better Student Outcomes

Where faculty are compelled to work with instructional designers on development of their online courses, students have better outcomes, according to a recent survey from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research

Most Colleges Report Online Students Perform About the Same as Face-to-Face

Students who takes classes fully online perform about the same as their face-to-face counterparts, according to 54 percent of the people in charge of those online programs. Another 11 percent of "chief online officers" said the online students did better; and 35 percent said they did worse. Those results came from a recent survey done by Quality Matters and Eduventures Research.

Online Enrollment Growing Faster than Blended

Fully online courses are more likely to drive enrollment growth, according to a recent survey of institutions from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research.

Best Sources for Free Digital Textbooks and More

To help your students reduce the cost of their education, begin with open educational resources. Many of these textbooks won't cost them anything.

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