hybrid learning news
As COVID-19 surges, Rice University switches to online instruction
The university's provost announced the first two weeks of instruction will be switched to an online format.
Emeritus targets direct-to-business model with $650M funding round
Exceutives said the online courses provider will also expand into new fields, such as health care.
Emory U. boosts virtual learning with wall-sized student displays
Business school leaders said the technology makes it easier for professors to interact with students who aren't physically present in the classroom.
EdX to retain brand after 2U acquisition, executives say
The combined company will keep its free offerings and offer more university degrees online to benefit international students and nontraditional American learners, the founders said.
Loyola U. Maryland wins outdoor Wi-Fi grant
The $54,000 grant will allow the Baltimore university to add 24 access points, accommodating students using outdoor spaces for studying and socializing, Loyola Maryland's CIO said.
California colleges set 100% OER goals as textbook publishers go digital
Lowering the cost of education for students is a key long-term goal, higher education leaders said during an online event.
U. Central Florida uses holograms to train medical students
University leaders said the technology, which could replace live patients, allows students to familiarize themselves with a broader range of symptoms and rare cases.
Common App to remove some university application questions
"We've been trying to find more ways to introduce some joy in the process," said the CEO of the application platform that's accepted by hundreds of institutions.
Pearson launches $14.99/month textbook subscription service
Pearson+, which gives users access to 1,500 digital titles, follows similar textbook-rental services offered by its competitors.
Class raises $105 million in Series B funding
Class founder Michael Chasen said the funding will allow the company to reach places where a need for online learning is "urgent."