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Friday, July 29, 2016

The growth of online learning and digital materials | Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Educatio

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Online learning and digital materials have certainly evolved over the years, with free digital materials growing in popularity due to their easy accessibility and ability to be edited to suit individual teaching and learning needs. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the latest online learning developments and some of the newest trends in online digital materials."

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week. 

Each Friday, Laura Devaney will be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. 

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Survey: Online professional development booming with faculty 
Higher-ed instructors most often prefer to participate in online professional development (PD) opportunities that focus on training for online software and digital resources (34 percent), classroom management strategies (34 percent), and digital device training (33 percent), according to a new survey. 

Could textbook design curb student online cheating? 
Researchers from the University of California Riverside and zyBooks recently presented findings at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference that shows students demonstrate integrity in learning and ignore online cheating opportunities—if they feel like they’re really learning. 

Report: Use of digital course material increases 
Ease of access and lower costs are two major drivers for the increase in digital course materials among college students, according to a twice-yearly national survey. 

Department of Education proposes new rules for schools providing online courses 
The Department of Education proposed new rules for schools providing distance education, such as online courses, in order to get the state authorization needed to qualify for federal financial aid dollars.
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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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As education evolves, so do trends and strategies to deliver instruction in the best possible way. When educators are aware of ways to improve instruction, students benefit and can show increased achievement. This week, we’ve gathered some of those trends in one place for you, from a new approach to science intruction to turning virtual teachers into online learning experts.

New trends for new teaching strategies | eSchool News  

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