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U.S. Telemedicine Initiative Tackles Diabetes Epidemic in Libya

Ethan Chorin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Ethan Chorin

This past week 11 Libyan physicians, including diabetes specialists, ophthalmologists and pharmacists, participated in an intensive three-day certificate program in 'Retinopathy Screening for Primary Care,' in Istanbul, Turkey.

Distractions, Disruptions, and Distance Learning

Jay Halfond | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Jay Halfond

A commonly recognized megatrend across the academic landscape camouflages a perhaps even more important, though often overlooked micro-trend.

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

Whom Do You Trust

Victor Dorff | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

As the day approaches when degrees can be earned through massive open online courses (MOOCs), internet technology offers an increasing opportunity to get a diploma dishonestly.

Of MOOCs and Technology: Why True Education Is Not Content Delivery

William Astore | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
William Astore

Today's students don't need more technology; they don't need more PowerPoint and computer-based learning platforms. What they need are enthusiastic and talented and creative teachers and professors who see education not as a job but as a calling.

Distance Education: Four Things to Look For in an Online Program

Dottie L. King | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Dottie L. King

Over the past decade, the field of distance education has exploded with many other colleges and universities adding distance programs in concert with their traditional offerings.

As the Spirit Moves Me

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

This is the first time in more than a half century when I am not planning a return to school after Labor Day. I don't need to get a new lunch box, wardrobe, or haircut, or face the annual apprehension about the challenges that lie ahead.

Distance Learning: Best Apps, Tools and Online Services

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Scott Steinberg

For modern educators looking to provide the best tools and services for distance learning solutions, here are a dozen top resources to consider.

Technology and Education

Café McMullen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
Café McMullen

Are teachers and classrooms an archaic view of education? Are we evolving past the norm we have seen for as long as we can remember? I have to say the teacher in me is not quite ready to sign on to this view whole-heartedly yet.

Future Nostalgia in the Rush to Re-imagine the University

Jay Halfond | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

We seem to be at a crossroads, where costs cannot align with the public's ability and willingness to pay. Something has to give.

If You Want a Revolution, Just Announce One

Jay Halfond | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

The national public is thirsty for simple solutions to the escalating costs of going to school. The global public is in search of in-country means of providing higher learning for their exploding middle class.

Diversity at College Level Bolstered By Online Offerings

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With less red tape than the traditional college format, online students are able to earn credits while still working full time, maintaining families and dealing with illnesses.

Distance Learning Can Augment But Not Replace Experiential Learning

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.13.2013 | College
Steven Cohen

The ongoing discussions of distance learning are gaining in intensity, and I see a few signs that the sophistication of the discussion is growing. Distance learning is being presented as a low-cost way to disseminate information around the globe.

MOOC-Covered Towers? Online Education's Coming Impact on Traditional College

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 03.28.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

MOOCs pose some complex questions: What MOOC credits are transferable? From which other institutions will we accept them? How and by whom will such courses be evaluated for equivalency and quality with existing courses and degree requirements?

Hedging Our Bets

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Both groups know something is wrong in the world of higher ed, but neither is responding in a manner that would provide hope. Yet amidst their fallacies, each group provides values that can lead to an exciting solution.

What's in a Degree?

Kinne Chapin | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

There's a rumble going through the world of higher education. A sense that providing your undergraduates with a traditional degree may not be enough to keep your university atop the rankings much longer.

Caveat E-Emptor -- Let the Online Student Beware

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Jay Halfond

When it comes to online learning, the public conflates a complex and varied attempt at innovation into one gross oversimplification.

Distance Learning and the Future of Education

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Education
Steven Cohen

Modern economies and technologies require life-long learning. Education, like health care, must advance its content and delivery systems to keep pace with emerging needs. Distance learning will be one part of our educational future. But it won't be the only part.

Goodbye Corporate University, Hello Amazon Learning

Marcus Buckingham | Posted 11.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Marcus Buckingham

It's striking, given our increased appreciation for people's unique contributions to our society, that learning and leadership development models are still mostly viewed as one-size-fits-all. Why?

Michael Horn: Online Learning, Teaching And Misleading Opinions

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. A couple of pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post have attracted...

Do Online Students Cheat More Than Their In-Classroom Peers?

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Cheating and grade inflation have been longstanding issues in education. Tales of years past tell the stories of days when As were much harder to ...

Philly Charter School Mogul Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Philadelphia charter school mogul Dorothy June Hairston Brown was charged Tuesday -- along with four colleagues -- with defrauding three charter schoo...

Massive Online Open Courses: From McLuhan to MOOC

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education
Jonathan D. Moreno

The precise contours of the massive online open courses experience and its implications for higher education remain a mystery to everyone, including the investors, institutions and instructors.

Online Charter School Shutters After Years Of Failure, Desperate 'Hail Mary'

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education

The online charter school Frontier Virtual Charter High School promised students internship opportunities and language learning when it opened last ye...

The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education

Jack Hidary | Posted 07.06.2012 | Education
Jack Hidary

New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide.