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Chapter 14: University of the People
May 2, 2012

A chapter from Game Changers Shai Reshef This chapter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Introduction Let us think of educati…

Chapter 10: University of Phoenix
May 2, 2012

A chapter from Game Changers William (Bill) Pepicello Introduction The University of Phoenix was founded in 1976 on the principle that a large number of people wished to earn a d…

Chapter 9: Western Governors University
May 2, 2012

A chapter from Game Changers Robert W. Mendenhall Background The initial concept for Western Governors University (WGU) was developed at a Western Governors Association meeting i…

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education: College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning
August 28, 2011

This report, written by Kim Parker, Amanda Lenhart and Kathleen Moore, is based on findings from a pair of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in spring 2011.  Below is a list of topics discu…

Online and Hybrid Course Enrollment and Performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
March 24, 2011

This report investigates enrollment patterns and academic outcomes in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses among students who enrolled in Washington State community and technical colleges …

Disrupting College
February 9, 2011

A new report discusses how disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education. A new report discusses how d…

Colleges Lock Out Blind Students Online
December 12, 2010

Darrell Shandrow, a journalism student who is blind, can navigate around Arizona State U. just fine But he was stymied by Spanish 101, which uses an online workbook inaccessible to blind student…

Enhancing Student Learning and Retention with Blended Learning Class Guides
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways Experience has shown that well-designed hybrid courses enhance student learning and increase student retention, even in large introductory science classes. Blended learnin…

An Instructional Design Approach to Updating an Online Course Curriculum
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways To remain fresh and relevant, online courses need to be continually revised and improved. Considerations of relevant laws and institutional policies should be a core focus…

A Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Online Distance Students
December 15, 2010

Key Takeaways While online education is increasing, researchers find that students taking online courses at a distance drop out at higher rates. Florida State University's College …