Category Archives: Online Trends

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Adjuncts and Online: Intersecting Trends

Reading this week’s Chronicle article entitled, “Adjuncts Build Strength in Numbers: A New Majority Generates a Shift in Academic Culture,” I had an epiphany. The rise of online learning, in all likelihood the major trend in higher education in the … Continue reading

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Online Teaching: Instructor Concerns

A three-year review of concerns about online teaching was conducted at Oklahoma State University.  The resulting article, “Exploring Online Teaching: A Three-Year Composite Journal of Concerns and Strategies from Online Instructors,” speaks eloquently to what faculty worry about when teaching online courses and how they address … Continue reading

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MOOCs Transform Pedagogy

When Sebastion Thune speaks, we all should take heed. Thune is the founder of Udacity, a company in the forefront of developing MOOCs (massive open online courses).  Mr. Thune was the keynote speaker at the recent Sloan International Conference on … Continue reading

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Online Shorts: Fall 2012

Note: This is a continuation of a new format for my blog, namely, short summaries and commentary on a series of recently published reports and articles.  The sheer volume of newsworthy academic and press reporting about online learning makes this … Continue reading

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Is There a Cal State in CUNY’s Future?

In the August 22nd issue of Inside Higher Ed, was an article highly relevant to CUNY’s online efforts entitled, “Cal State Rolls out the Next Stage of its Online Efforts.”  The article is noteworthy since Cal State, for the first … Continue reading

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A MOOC Makeover at Stanford

In the field of online learning, there recently has been tremendous press coverage about MOOCs (massive open online courses). Almost weekly, articles are published that tout this innovation as the next great wave in online learning. Thousands of students at … Continue reading

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Online Shorts: Summer 2012

Note: With this post, I am starting a new format; namely, short summaries and commentary on a series of recently published reports and articles.  The sheer volume of newsworthy academic and press reporting about online learning makes this new format … Continue reading

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Where the Jobs Are—Online

One bright spot in a dismal job market is work related to online learning.  For many years I have taught a course for the CUNY Online BA Program, entitled “Principles, Practices and Policies of Online Learning.” I have reminded my … Continue reading

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Cal State Online: Implications for CUNY

This past week saw a major announcement from California State University (CSU) concerning online learning (link to story).  That university is moving forward with plans to create a “centralized online learning hub” or gateway portal for online courses at their … Continue reading

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Institutional Process Toward Online: Part 3

In previous posts I discussed the early phases of online development from traditional through online courses (Part 1) to the creation of hybrid/online programs and degrees (Part 2). In this post, I will address the critical juncture in the institutional … Continue reading

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