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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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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The Top 5 Challenges to Online Learning (and How to Solve Them)

The Top 5 Challenges to Online Learning (and How to Solve Them)

Compared to the traditional classroom model, digital learning has plenty of advantages for teachers and students. Teaching and learning can take place whenever and whenever is most convenient for everyone. Of course, digital learning has a unique set of challenges to go with the advantages. Many students who excel in a classroom will struggle with…

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