Link: Discover Emerging Trends in Online Education

Quillian, Ian. “Discover Emerging Trends in Online Education.” U.S. News & World Report, May 4, 2015.

The definition of online higher education is becoming increasingly broad as new models incorporate more real-time instruction, turn course work into competition or rethink how student learning is assessed, experts say.

This USN&WR article summarizes three emerging trends in online education: synchronous instruction, gamification, and project-based learning. Key examples of each of these activities at U.S. universities are discussed. In summarizing this article, the EAB also suggested reading its own 2012 research brief, “Developing Centers for Innovative and Online Teaching and Learning.”

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