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High Cost Of College Leads To More Support Of Online Education

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.29.2012 | College

Millennials are concerned about the high cost of college, and that worry is leading them to be more supportive online education, a new poll from North...

Online Education: The Margarine of the 21st Century

Dr. Carlos Campo | Posted 01.16.2013 | College
Dr. Carlos Campo

Traditional higher education and the "synthetic" newcomer online education -- like butter and margarine -- will likely coexist for decades, but the rich flavor of tradition and reputation is likely to ensure that traditional higher education will be seen as the butter of academia.

The Need for Practical PD for Blended Learning Educators

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Andrew K. Miller

If we invest in professional development for teachers on these practical and engaging models, teachers will learn all the best practices needed to facilitate a blended classroom.

It Is Not the Residential Campuses That Need to Worry

Dr. Todd J. Leach | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Dr. Todd J. Leach

While the residential experience is difficult to replace, there is an emerging trend towards open content combined with degree-by-assessment. How do you compete with free?

Minnesota Bans Free Online Education Provider Coursera

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

In a move that has many scratching their heads, Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education has banned Coursera — an educational technology startup tha...

ESSAY: What Will Online Courses Do To The University?

www.insidehighered.com | Posted 10.12.2012 | College

What will happen when universities form partnerships with companies like Coursera? How will the coupling of the university with an online distributio...

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.

The Global Search For Education: The Education Debate 2012 - Richard Wilson Riley

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The last presidential debate offered little in the way of focus on education and related policy. Today in The Global Search for Education series, I continue my conversations with education luminaries to discuss the issues that we believe will be a priority for the next President of the United States.

Hedgefunders, Hedgehogs, and Higher Ed

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

My own guess is that we are headed for a soft disaster, where most of the 3,000 colleges and universities in America, still offering a variety of learning places that is the world's envy, will not survive.

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.

The Real Reason Schools Are Failing: They're Boring and Lack 'Edutainment'

Stephen Estes | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Stephen Estes

A little less talk, a little more action, and a bit of edutainment, and I think I see how the world's children will come to realize their true potential and build the skill-sets they will someday need.

Closing the Capacity Gap in Saving Lives at Birth

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

I have always believed that all game changing solutions are inherently multidisciplinary. Learning from higher education, using the tools of information technology and applying them to public health may prove to be the most potent of solutions to permanently end preventable maternal and child mortality.

Back to School Across the Globe

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Technology has paved the way for innovative and creative approaches to learning that will soon make obsolete the traditional notions of teaching and learning occurring in the same manner and at the same time for all kids.

Higher Education's Decision for the Future: Discomfort or Irrelevance

Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D.

Universities that choose not to or are unable to adapt to revolutionary changes in the way higher education is delivered will simply not exist in the decades to come.

Why a Liberal Arts School Has Joined Coursera

Michael Roth | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The idea that Wesleyan will be offering free, massive online classes will strike some as paradoxical. We are a small university at which almost three quarters of the courses are taught in an interactive, seminar style. How is that related to online learning?

What Colleges and Newspapers Have in Common

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I lead an institution of higher education. That means I am the equivalent of a newspaper publisher circa 1997. We all know now what only the most astute publishers knew then: The Internet had arrived.

Why Students Who Plagiarize Get Away With Nothing

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Annie Murphy Paul

How many times have you borrowed the opinion of a political pundit? How often have you retailed the wisdom of a best-selling book or an expert on TV? The ethical infraction is minor, but the crime against our intellectual lives is great.

Online Courses: The Perpetual Student

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Tom Teicholz

Universities around the world are taking their courses online in ways that may disrupt our notions of how and what we learn, who learns what, what we pay for education and even the value of a specific college degree.

15 Schools Awarding The Most Online Education Degrees

Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Four of the country’s largest education schools operate mostly online, according to a USA Today analysis of newly released Department of Education d...

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...

For-Profit College Lures 14-Year-Old, Dumps Him, Sticks Him With the Bill

David Halperin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
David Halperin

But the more citizens become aware of bad practices in this industry, and the more they make clear that they are tired of members of Congress defending these bad actors, the more likely it is that the corruption will end.

A College Just For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

With help from professors in California, undocumented immigrants are closer to accessing an affordable college education. University of California...

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 Classrooms: Trash or Treasure?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Any sensitive theatergoer will tell you that live theater is a completely different experience than watching the same thing on TV or your computer screen. Can the energy that an inspiring teacher calls forth be funneled into a computer screen?

Trick Teacher Knows How To Get Class's Attention

Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

For all the fanfare made about online learning representing the ruin of education, one teacher actually managed to use technology to his advantage —...