As winter approaches, schools ponder e-learning to make use of snow days

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Article from WatertownDailyTimes.com: WATERTOWN — Last winter, it was a coin toss nearly every day as to whether north country schools would be open, be closed, close early or be delayed. With winter just around the corner, north country superintendents were asked about e-learning instead of snow days. “It would be nice to not have [...]

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The digital divide with online learning

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Article from Daytona Beach News-Journal: Published: Monday, October 6, 2014 at 5:30 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:47 p.m. The future is now for the Class of 2015. Unfortunately, many Florida high school students, including at least half the graduating seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties, are stuck in the past trying [...]

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Oswego School District 308 looks to expand online learning offerings

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Article from Aurora Beacon News: Oswego School District 308 could become the first public district in Illinois to offer a blended learning program, which combines online and in-class instruction, as a result of a waiver to the state’s education code. School districts that want to offer a program that doesn’t comply with the state code [...]

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Jerry Brown approves community college bachelor’s degrees

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Article from Sacramento Bee: In what could portend a monumental shift in public higher education in California, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that will allow up to 15 community colleges to launch bachelor’s degrees programs in vocational fields. While 21 other states offer community college baccalaureates, California’s colleges have traditionally been the domain [...]

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Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

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Article from New York Times: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times Schools are increasingly using online learning technology. Advocates tout its use in tailoring lessons to each child’s pace and ability as a revolution in education. But privacy advocates have warned that the vast amounts of personal data students generate with the products can be misused. [...]

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Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape

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Article from U.S. News & World Report: As online options become more prevalent among universities, they are earning a reputation as an alternative, but not less prestigious, route. Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president of continuing and professional education at Pace University, and her colleagues frequently describe the interrupted educational paths of their adult student population [...]

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Viewpoint: Red letter collegians — How society devalues the online degree

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Article from USA TODAY College: (iStock) Starting online college from a traditional university made me feel like Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s perennial favorite, The Scarlet Letter. For accuracy’s sake, let’s say the “A” emblazoned on my chest was really an “O,” but the effect remained the same. Although I went to a great school, [...]

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Log on and learn: The tech geeks working to transform Africa’s education

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Article from CNN: Kolawole Olajide founded Funda, an e-learning tool with four other young graduates Offers students short courses with flexibility ,remote access through South African schools Olajide says success is due to a strong founding team, playing to strengths Hopes to become a major education technology provider in Africa Every week, African Start-Up follows [...]

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Startup team for e-learning platform

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Article from Otago Daily Times: Mepo business partners (from left) Neil Riley, Josh Harrington and Nik Bielski. Photo supplied. Young Invercargill entrepreneur Josh Harrington was still at school when he came up with the idea of an online learning management system. Mr Harrington (18) has now left James Hargest College to concentrate on Mepo, a [...]

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Ouachita Online earns HLC accreditation, set to launch two online degree …

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Article from Ouachita Baptist University News: Ouachita Baptist University’s new Ouachita Online degree programs have earned official accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC accredits “degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region” of the U.S., according to its website. Ouachita’s Board of Trustees approved plans in December to develop and launch online [...]

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