After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter? (CHE)

By Goldie Blumenstyk Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: “We’re just getting started.” TRANSCRIPT: GOLDIE BLUMENSTYK: Hello, I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, and I’m … Read moreAfter the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter? (CHE)

Tips for Effective Online Learning – Community Edition (CHE)

October 25, 2016 by Maha Bali I am working on a project (outside my institution, targeting adult learners), and was asked to provide tips for effective online learning. I expected to find good, concise, accessible ones out there already. There are (well, I only looked at this, this, and this), but I felt they were missing … Read moreTips for Effective Online Learning – Community Edition (CHE)

For Real Academic Disruption, Try Empathy (CHE)

By Harrison Keller OCTOBER 23, 2016 A few years ago, discussions about the future of online learning reflected a mix of breathless enthusiasm and anxiety. Now, things seem to have settled down. While online enrollments are increasing, the numbers and associated revenue have been growing much more slowly than advocates had hoped for. Predictions about … Read moreFor Real Academic Disruption, Try Empathy (CHE)

Online Education Is Now a Global Market (CHE)

By Jeffrey R. Young OCTOBER 05, 2016 Back when colleges first started experimenting with teaching online, pundits mused that competition for college students would one day be global. A student would be able to sit down at a computer and take a course literally from anywhere. It seemed like possibly a crazy thing to predict, … Read moreOnline Education Is Now a Global Market (CHE)

Education Dept. Proposes Rules to Clarify State Oversight of Online Courses (CHE)

July 22, 2016 by Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The U.S. Department of Education is proposing further regulations for online-education programs at colleges and universities, the department said in a news release on Friday. The department’s new regulations, which follow rules that took effect last summer, would make state-authorization requirements, which vary by state, more clear for institutions that offer online courses. Among … Read moreEducation Dept. Proposes Rules to Clarify State Oversight of Online Courses (CHE)

Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way (CHE)

By Michael Feldstein JULY 18, 2016 Jose Ferreira, the chief executive of the adaptive-learning company Knewton, has been endlessly mocked by many involved with educational technology (including me) for making exaggerated claims about the power of his products. Among his choice pronouncements: “We think of [our product] like a robot tutor in the sky that … Read moreAdaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way (CHE)