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Affordability True Policymakers and the public view highe…

Research to Ensure Access and Success in Higher Education
April 13, 2015

Key Takeaways The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements arose in response to a national push to improve student access to a quality highe…

The Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program
April 13, 2015

Incorporating competency-based and traditional courses, online and hybrid learning, and lower costs than a traditional degree, the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate lets students save thousands o…

Building Momentum in Teaching, Learning & EdTech
March 30, 2015

What do three fast and furious days of learning and sharing at the intersection of higher ed, teaching and learning and education technology look like? Those who attended the EDUCAUSE Learn…

Mind the Gap: Connecting K–12 and Higher Education Educators to Improve the Student Experience
March 2, 2015

Matthew W. Stoltzfus is Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at The Ohio State University. Ben Scragg is Program Manager, College Ready Ohio, Office of Distance Educ…

Instructor Engagement with E-Texts
February 23, 2015

Key Takeaways This case study of Indiana University's e-text initiative reports on the participation levels and motivations of instructors in engaging with digital textbooks…

Assessing the Impact and Efficacy of the Open-Access ChemWiki Textbook Project
January 27, 2015

Rapidly rising costs, including the cost of textbooks, impede access to higher education for many students, particularly among underserved and at-risk populations. The STEMWiki Hyperlibrary w…

Flexible Option: A Direct-Assessment Competency-Based Education Model
November 10, 2014

Key Takeaways Although the need for more college degrees among the U.S. population is widely acknowledged, meeting that demand in the face of dramatically increased higher educat…

Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education
November 10, 2014

Online competency-based education can even out the playing field by taking students to the furthest point possible in their learning experiences, regardless of their starting point, race, geog…

Finding New Business Models in Unsettled Times
November 10, 2014

If the core crisis in higher education is one of sustainability, being focused on the job to be done and having a grasp of the forces shaping higher education gives institutional leaders a new…