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Online learning environments—on campus or at a distance—and the policy issues that affect them have come to the forefront of higher education. As policy-makers consider how to dramatically increase the percentage of the population with a postsecondary degree or credential within significant, long-term resource constraints, online and blended learning options dominate the discourse. And rapid enrollment growth in e-learning courses and programs signals that students and the public at large also see online and blended options as increasingly attractive.
Recent Publications and Webinars
- Day 1: IT as a Force of Change
- Day 2: How Technology Can Transform Pedagogy
- Day 3: Creating the IT Architecture for the Connected Age
The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access, ECAR Hub, June 2013. This ECAR report on e-learning incorporates results from a survey, focus groups, and interviews to provide a description of the current state of e-learning in higher education. In this report are insights into the challenges of e-learning, the concerns about e-learning that remain, the most important factors to consider in selecting e-learning technologies, how accreditors view and approach e-learning, and the specific steps institutions can take to make progress in their e-learning initiatives.
ELI 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II, June 2013, This brief describes what a massive open online course (MOOC) is, who in higher education is using it, where this delivery model is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning.
Thinking about Accreditation in a Rapidly Changing World, EDUCAUSE Review, April 2013. Online learning has provided a platform for rethinking delivery models, yet much of accreditation is not designed to account for these new approaches.
The Beginning of Something Big, EDUCAUSE Live! March 2013. This webinar explores "online" learning by asking "What if we used the best technology has to offer?" and "What new models are possible?"
Next Generation Learning: The Pathway to Possibility, NGLC, April 2013. This white paper discusses observations about the innovative approaches used by grantees of Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), The resulting framework was developed with both K–12 and higher education in mind, since NGLC works with both educational systems.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for E-Learning
- Blended Learning Implementation Guide
February 5, 2013
Digital Learning Now! (DLN) released "The Blended Learning Implementation Guide," the fifth DLN Smart Series paper, for leaders who are ready seize the opp…
- If I Had a Million Dollars
March 20, 2012
This ECAR Research Bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey results related to a somewhat lighthearted but insightful hypothetical question about how two constituent groups mig…
- Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues, 2007
July 30, 2007
Current Issues Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues, 2007 Creating a culture of evidence tops the list of important issues as the academic technology profession moves to an "Instructio…
- 7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
October 15, 2005
Augmented reality adds information and meaning to a real object or place. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality does not create a simulated reality. Instead, it takes a real object or space a…
- Using a Media-Rich Instructional Course and Resource Center for Faculty Development and Support
January 1, 2004
To continue to provide online faculty support and to supplement regular workshops and open labs, Berkeley College has developed a media-rich course, Road to Success in Online Teaching, as well as t…
- Exploring Faculty Perspectives of Emerging Learning Environments: The Case of the Smartphone (Learning Technology)
January 20, 2010
A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2010
With anytime, anywhere access to the Internet at our fingertips, a wide array of communication options with location-aware capability and an ever-growing collection of mobile applications and smart…
- Asynchronous Synchronicity: Assuaging the Hordes!
October 29, 2008
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference
In 2007, the University of Tennessee expanded its use of synchronous collaboration software beyond distance education to enhance on-campus classes. This presentation will detail actual classroom us…