Tags online learning

Alignment, strategy are keys to IT modernization at Kent State

by Jake Williams • 4 weeks ago

John Rathje, the university’s CIO, says aligning with business-focused functions of the university has made modernizing technology — and serving users — better.

New research center to explore future of online learning

by Emily Bamforth • 3 months ago

As online learning grows, the U.S. Department of Education is funding a research center to develop practices for instructors to help struggling students.

Ellucian, McGraw Hill acquired in private-equity deals

by Emily Bamforth • 4 months ago

Ellucian and McGraw Hill both announced changes in ownership this week. McGraw Hill was sold for $4.5 billion, but the Ellucian sale's terms were not announced.

Zoom-competitor InSpace raises $6 million in seed funding

by Emily Bamforth • 4 months ago

A videoconferencing platform catering to universities and K-12 districts sets itself apart through its unique interface and digital breakout rooms.

Budget concerns stand in way of higher ed's tech adoption, survey finds

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

A survey of more than 600 higher education leaders found that while universities are eager to deploy new technologies, pandemic-era budget woes hinder implementation.

Students seeking online education still largely career-minded, survey finds

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

Higher education institutions are reexamining their online offerings, but a new survey shows that the motivations for online students has remained fairly consistent since last year.

Online Learning Consortium selects Panopto to expand video training

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

The Online Learning Consortium partnered with the software firm Panopto to improve its use of video in offering educators professional development training.

McGraw Hill acquires SIMnet training platform developer

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

McGraw Hill has acquired the developer of SIMNet, a Microsoft Office 365 training tool the publisher distributed and marketed for years.

Blackboard 'Ally' tool aids course design for students with disabilities

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

Blackboard recently released a free, online course based on insights from its accessibility tool, Blackboard Ally, which is used at more than 700 institutions.