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Open Letter to Online Students

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Brandi Megan Granett

You may be wondering why I am constantly emailing or texting you when you miss an assignment. There are many reasons why I do this, and it isn't because I like to nag. But first, I want to clear something up.

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Danziger

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Rethinking What a 'Traditional' College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While a few naysayers may remain, online learning models are here to stay and the quality debate between online and campus learning will continue to fade.

Protecting Students in Online Schools

Capital & Main | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Capital & Main

I have worked for CAVA for eight years -- since my oldest son was nine months old. For several years I recommended CAVA to homeschooling friends and colleagues with young children. Then things began to change.

Learners at the Center of a Networked World

Jeb Bush | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Jeb Bush

Technology has transformed every aspect of our lives, but its current capacity and future potential to transform education and the very way children learn may yield its greatest results yet.

New Video Questions False Promises of Online Education Industry

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education's new animated video, which raises serious concerns about the claims and promises being made by the on...

Tyler Kingkade

ASU Says Starbucks Partnership Isn't About Making Up For Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.17.2014 | College

Representatives from Arizona State University insisted Tuesday that the school's new partnership with Starbucks was not struck to make up for budget c...

Online Universities Allow Professional Athletes to Balance School and Sports

Jaclyn Sweeney | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Jaclyn Sweeney

There's no reason for athletes or others with unpredictable schedules to feel as if completing a college degree is an unrealistic achievement. Online programs are a great fit for those of us who can't accommodate a traditional college environment.

Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Sunnie Groeneveld

Michael Bodekaer, 30 and Mads Bonde, 29, founded Labster, an internationally focused company dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools for teaching science globally.

The Case for Online Education

Mattan Griffel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Mattan Griffel

We can measure and respond to students' behavior much more easily and quickly when education is digital than when it is analog.

What I Learned From Teaching

Danny Chan | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology
Danny Chan

Teaching was an amazing experience that both excited and scared the hell out of me. It was my first time teaching a course to a room full of strangers...

The Unmoved MOOCer

Jonathan Haber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

From the vantage point of someone who never budged from my cautious optimism over what MOOCs might eventually become, I'd like to point out that even if massive open courses have not made free learning for all available yesterday, they have raised the bar in online education.

Online Universities 2.0: Taking Education to the Next Level -- Worldwide

Dominik Knoll | Posted 05.12.2014 | College
Dominik Knoll

Learning is now like ordering food in a restaurant, one class at a time. By offering free online classes to anyone in the world, the virtual universities have managed to bring together the world-wide student community, under a single roof.

MOOC Learners: Who They Are, What Motivates Them

Anant Agarwal | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Anant Agarwal

Lately, I've noticed that much of the discussion around massive open online courses (MOOCs) has focused almost exclusively on one point: Completion ra...

Will Online Learning Replace the Classroom?

Avi Yashchin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

Could a failure to integrate learning technology prove detrimental to an educational institution's long term sustainability?

Confessions of a MOOC Addict

John Cook | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
John Cook

We live in an age of binge watching television. I confess, I'm no different. But rather than binge watching a whole season of Game of Thrones or Break...

Where Is the Netflix for College Textbooks?

Dean Florez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Dean Florez

Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?

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.

Exploding MOOC Myths -- What We've Learned Half Way Through

Buck Goldstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
Buck Goldstein

How do you answer the questions of 34,000 students? Well you don't, but we've learned that the community that has formed around our MOOC creates a supportive and interactive learning experience for those students who want to raise their hand and get involved.

Higher Education Gets Another Online Challenger, as WEF Launches Its Own Web Courses

Pro Journo | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Pro Journo

While apprenticeships are one alternative to traditional schooling, online courses are potentially transformative for the higher education industry. In fact, the arrival of free online courses has already forced universities to re-evaluate their own models.

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014

Amanda Schneider | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift.

Self-Driving Education

Sebastian Thrun | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Sebastian Thrun

These are exciting times for anyone in higher education. Many forms of online learning are leveraging digital technology into the core of the educational experience. They are fundamentally changing the laws of access, costs, and the student learning experience across the globe.

MOOCs: More Data, More Answers, More Questions

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

It is actually quite valuable to at least think about each course as a separate entity, rather than lump them (and every other massive online class) together under the label "MOOC," since (as the researchers themselves highlight), no two MOOCs are quite the same.

Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

Zev Gotkin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Zev Gotkin

To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick and mortar classroom. For many, online education is becoming the most affordable and convenient alternative.

A One Year BA? Perhaps

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Jonathan Haber

Note: A version of the following piece appeared at my Degree of Freedom website upon the completion of my One Year BA project. Before explaining why ...