Companies investing directly in education and creating local paths to employment can have huge benefits for a community. But there's also the danger of companies using education as a political tool. Such is the case right now in Milwaukee.
A California state senator introduced legislation last week that would allow students to earn public-university credit for private, online classes. For students who spend their time worrying about class registration or whether they’ll be able to enroll in everything required to graduate, a solution could be forming in California.
California has become a sort of ground zero for the colliding orbits of traditional campuses and outside companies. Last week, California lawmakers detailed a plan to require the state’s 145 public colleges and universities to grant credit for low-cost online courses offered by outside groups, including classes offered by for-profit companies, including Coursera.
A report released on Tuesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities details the steep declines in state support for higher education since the economic downturn that began in 2007, as well as the tuition increases colleges have imposed in...
As universities are increasingly looking to incorporate MOOCs—massive open online courses—and platforms like edX into their pedagogical infrastructure, educational leaders have begun to discuss how to compensate faculty who transfer their traditionally taught courses to the online platform. Although edX does not have a universal compensation policy, each of its partner institutions can decide how it will give back to instructors.
Open Badges sound like a great idea on paper but what do young people think? Would they be interested and motivated to earn badges? Where would they want to share them once they had them? What would they want badges for, and why?
Making Public-Private Partnerships Work in Higher Education Huffington Post My fellow panelist Brian Kibby, President of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, told the story of meeting with a university president in 2011.
This week, like so many lately, our team thought a lot about how to transform the higher ed learning experience. Like this infographic, we believe the landscape will change drastically in the next few years.
There is still much more to learn about MOOCs. It is too early at this point to determine how this format will be most effective for learners, and which instructional design methods work best, but we are seeing emergent patterns and results, which are taking us in the right direction.
The State University of New York’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday endorsed an ambitious vision for how SUNY might use prior-learning assessment, competency-based programs, and massive open online courses to help students finish their degrees in less time, for less money.
While there’s still a lot to be done, Congress and the Department deserve “credit” for supporting an innovative approach that could bring desperately-needed, high-quality, lower-cost competency-based degrees and credentials to millions of students.
UNC Greebsboro has been working diligently with the Lumina Foundation on launching “Degrees Matter” — an initiative that is bringing all kinds of people, organizations, businesses and educators to the table to help the 67,000 Guilford residents who attended college but did not graduate.
The U.S. Department of Education has endorsed competency-based education with the release today of a letter that encourages interested colleges to seek federal approval for degree programs that do not rely on the credit hour to measure student learning.
Online Certificate Programs at Colleges and Universities Gain Popularity New York Times Many people apply their certificate course work to a master's degree, said Jim Fong, director of the Center for Research and Consulting, part of the University...
Legislation introduced on Wednesday could change the landscape of higher education in California. Senate Bill 520 proposes that state public universities should be required to issue credit for completion of courses that are not their own.
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