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SUNY partners with Coursera for massively open online course experiment

Massive open online courses have the potential to alter how we teach and learn as a society, but unlike other methods that are steeped in centuries of trial and error, the MOOC concept remains experimental and unproven -- often criticized as better suited for edification than rigorous education. …

What Higher Education Will Look Like in 2020 [STUDY]

In 2020, students may be able to travel to faraway continents, and attend a school halfway around the world.<p>Experts predict technology will …

How "Admissions" Works Differently At For-Profit Colleges: Sorting and Signaling

In the dominant discourse you hear two lines about for-profit colleges. They are either the solution to expansion and access problems in the …

Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind

Though universities are currently adapting to many political, economic and social changes, they cannot afford to ignore technological transformation as well, says Matthew Draycott<p>In the recent survey of Guardian Higher Education Network readers and members I was surprised that 'the changing nature …

What's Driving College Costs Higher?

Just days before student loan rates are set to double for millions of Americans, President Obama and congressional leaders haven't reached an agreement on legislation to keep those rates at 3.4 percent.<p>The debate reflects the growing concern over the debt burden many take on to get a college …

The Next Generation University

The seemingly incompatible needs for U.S. colleges and universities to expand access, increase completion, improve student learning and reduce costs …

25 Colleges With the Best Return on Investment

When Forbes releases its annual list of best colleges this summer, it will use a methodology that includes more than a dozen measurements, from student evaluations to retention rates to level of student indebtedness. Just 15% of the ranking comes from alumni compensation reported on the salary …

Adoption of Massive Open Online Courses [Worldwide Survey]

<i>"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."</i> - William Butler Yeats<p>Is higher education widening the gap between the rich and the poor? A 2011 survey indicated that 35 percent college admission directors are increasing their efforts to find "full pay" students instead of …

Higher Education

College Enrollment Declined 2.3 Percent This Spring, Report Shows

It appears that fewer students are choosing to enroll in college.<p>A report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Thursday revealed a 2.3 percent dip in students choosing to attend college during the spring of 2013. This year’s numbers represent a big leap from last spring, …

Coursera should be subject of Mooc, says professor

Bob Meister, professor of social sciences and political thought at the University of California Santa Cruz, puts forward the idea in an open letter …

College Is Going Online, Whether We Like It Or Not

Skittish college professors won't stop the digital disruption of higher education.<p>(Reuters)<p>The United States has a problem: rapidly rising student debt. It also has a solution: online education. The primary reason for spiraling student debt is the soaring costs of a college education at a physical …

Georgia Tech, Udacity Shock Higher Ed With $7,000 Degree

Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a partnership with Udacity to offer an online Masters Degree<p>in Computer Science for $7,000, down 80% from the existing cost of $40,000 for the on-campus, instructor led program. Suddenly, masters programs around the country will have to compete with …

Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digital Era. Not only that, but the startup wants to establish rigorous, Ivy League-caliber standards, …

Dear Class of ’13: You’ve been scammed

Class of 2013,<p>No one else is going to tell you this, so I might as well.<p>You sit here today, $30,000 or $40,000 in debt, as the latest victims of what …

College & University

MOOCS and the Stratification of American Higher Education

So Peter Sacks, author of the excellent <i>Generation X Goes to College</i>, explains what's really wrong with the likely MOOCification of higher …

Editorial Webcasts | What Parents Think About College - May 6, 2013

In this free webinar, Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik reviews our recent survey -- conducted with Gallup -- of parents of pre-college students. …

Blog

19 February 2018<p>Today, the Prime Minister launched the government's review of post-18 education and funding in England. UUK's Deputy Director of …

Number of students going on to higher education almost reaches 50%

Highest take-up rate on record for England affected by rush to enrol in 2011-12 before dramatic rise in tuition fees<p>The number of students in England entering higher education came close to touching the magic 50% mark – long seen as an objective by policymakers – in 2011-12, as students spurned gap …

Is it a good thing that over 90% of students drop out of MOOC…

Is it a good thing that over 90% of students drop out of MOOCs? Are MOOCs basically the Darwinization of higher education? Are MOOCs like a Google search algorithm for filtering and sorting out the top students?<p>Keith Devlin, professor at Stanford and the "Math Guy" on NPR who has taught a MOOC on math, argues so:<br>http://devlinsangle.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-darwinization-of-higher-education.html<p>"MOOC education is survival of the fittest. Every student is just one insignificant datapoint while …

Two maps debunk one of the biggest myths about student loans in the US

Loans

Amazing Career Advice For College Grads From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Click to start "The 3 Secrets Of Highly Successful Graduates" > REUTERS/Fred Prouser Reid Hoffman says it took him 15 years after graduating from Stanford in 1990 to figure out what he was really doing with his life.<p>Figure it out, he did!<p>Hoffman is now the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, a $19 …

Silicon Valley

How Colleges Are Selling Out the Poor to Court the Rich

A new report finds hundreds of schools are charging low-income students obscene prices, even while lavishing tuition discounts on their wealthier classmates.<p>(Reuters)<p>Neat fact: If the federal government were to take all of the money it pours into various forms of financial aid each year, it could …

Not Everyone Should Go to College | Confessions of a Community College Dean

But everyone should have the option.<p>This week’s Twitterverse has featured a series of exchanges about success rates of students with academic …

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …