Four Valuable Investments in Digital Teaching & Learning for Universities

Four Valuable Investments in Digital Teaching & Learning for Universities

The demand for online learning courses continues to rise. In fact, a recent survey revealed that a whopping 74% of four-year universities said demand had increased from 2016 to 2017. However, just 43% said they would be increasing their online learning budget in response to demand. That second number is disheartening, but not surprising. Anyone…

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6 Tips for Teaching Medical Terminology

6 Tips for Teaching Medical Terminology

Medical terminology courses introduce students to the language of science and medicine, covering topics like anatomy, physiology, pathology, diseases, diagnosis, and much more. But the way students prefer to learn this information continues to change as technology evolves. Today, students expect more from their classroom experience — whether online or in person — and the…

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Choosing the Right Medical Terminology Online Course Materials

Choosing the Right Medical Terminology Online Course Materials

To compete with early-adopting institutions and increase student enrollment numbers, many institutions are refining their online learning offerings. Online courses can save money, increase enrollment, and even optimize FTE/SCH — but not all online courses are created equal. Before you add medical terminology online courses to your department homepage, make sure you’re using a vendor…

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How Digital Learning Helps Colleges and Universities Optimize FTE and SCH

How Digital Learning Helps Colleges and Universities Optimize FTE and SCH

Digital learning is slowly but steadily changing the business model for higher education. Researchers at Arizona State University and the Boston Consulting Group found that online courses can improve retention and graduation rates, all while saving students time and money. And, online courses attract a more diverse pool of students, including more older students, women,…

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How Colleges Can Lower the Cost of Online Learning

How Colleges Can Lower the Cost of Online Learning

Online learning in higher education has no shortage of benefits for students. Online courses are more accessible, easier to fit into a work schedule, and tend to be more cost-effective. These benefits aren’t just for students, though. A study on online learning from ASU discovered that online courses can save institutions 3%-50% in operating costs.…

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7 Essential Elements of Digital Health Science Education

7 Essential Elements of Digital Health Science Education

The results are in: Digital learning is good for both students and learning institutions. A 2018 study of community colleges and universities found that digital learning contributed to higher retention and graduation rates, while also lowering institutional costs $12-$60 per credit hour. In previous posts, we’ve further explored the benefits of digital learning in detail.…

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How Digital Learning Enhances Health Science Education

How Digital Learning Enhances Health Science Education

For the first 2,000 years (give or take) of health science education, students learned about the four Hippocratic humors: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. It wasn’t until the 16th century that this theory saw a serious challenge, and it persisted until the 1800s. It’s been fewer than 200 years since the four humors…

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Digital Learning, E-Learning, Online Learning: What’s the Difference?

Digital Learning, E-Learning, Online Learning: What’s the Difference?

The democratization of information is one of the wonders of modern times. Knowledge isn’t held captive behind university walls; it can spread throughout the world. Students don’t have to search for learning; digital learning can come directly to them. These new ways of teaching and learning benefit teachers as well. Teachers can take on more…

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How to Customize Online Courses for Different Learning Styles

How to Customize Online Courses for Different Learning Styles

The pop culture image of a college professor has been the same for years. It’s a lecturer in a vast hall, holding forth as students take frantic notes. The only thing that has changed through time is the background, from a chalkboard to whiteboard to slideshow. Thankfully, even if the stereotype hasn’t evolved, actual pedagogy…

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