Online Learning Update

August 28, 2013

Charting a Course for Online Learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Hitting faculty and student inboxes as they return for the fall at the University of Texas at Austin is President Bill Powers’s white paper on the future of “technology enhanced” education. He’s calling the document a report, but Powers said in an interview it’s really an invitation to jump into a dialogue this fall on how the highly visible flagship university will continue to develop – and remain a leader in – online and “blended learning.” The latter term refers to online course content and methods of delivery complementing more traditional forms of instruction. “Flipped” classrooms, in which online content is used to prepare students outside class for more meaningful in-class engagement of the material, for example, are popular at UT.

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