Denis Saulnier

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Blockchain in higher ed moving from idea to reality

More institutions are investing in research and infrastructure programs around implementation of blockchain in operations — but, there are some …

Blockchain

The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere

Predictions about higher education’s future often result in two very different visions about what is next for colleges and universities. In one camp: those who paint a rosy picture of an economy that will continue to demand higher levels of education for an increasing share of the workforce. In the …

Higher Education

Imagining A Blockchain University

A couple of Oxford faculty imagine a different kind of university, one that is distributed and democratic. Joshua Broggi, Faculty of Philosophy, is the founder of Woolf Development, a platform startup that aims to leverage distributed ledger technology to remove higher education intermediaries, …

Higher Education

Study indicates free textbooks boost grades

A University of Georgia report shows grades improved and the dropout rate declined with the use of open educational resources.

Higher Education

Who Lives in Education Deserts? More People Than You Might Think

For most college students, place matters. Here’s what we know about the places where there’s no viable college option nearby.

College & University

Technology transformation: Online college, book-free classes now here

PAPERLESS—California State University Channel Islands students who enroll in CSUCI’s “z-majors” in the communication and early childhood studies …

College & University

The Data Is In: Huge Drop-Off In International MBAs

It’s no longer a question of when or whether the long-anticipated international student freeze at U.S. schools will happen. The data is clear: Winter …

College & University

Accreditation's Insidious Impact On Higher Education Innovation

While Washington, D.C. slams accreditors for not holding colleges and universities accountable for their student outcomes, the more insidious failure of accreditation is the stifling effect on innovation at existing institutions.<p>Three case studies from a new paper that I coauthored with my …

Higher Education

Dartmouth's business school suggests it will focus on admitting applicants who are nice

Top M.B.A. programs are known to evaluate applicants based on their grades, test scores, work experience and essays. Sure, these programs say they …

College & University

China ed-tech raised 2.22 Billion USD in 2018H1

China-based ed-tech ventures in the first half of 2018 raised 2.22 Billion USD with 270 deals. With only half year past in 2018, the total volume …

Startups

Analysis | In the future, college never really ends

In the Future of Work, robots are supposed to wipe out tons of jobs, create a bunch of new ones or deliver some combination of both. Economists predict any of these scenarios will force the average worker to do practically the same thing throughout their careers: keep learning and learning and …

College & University

A college program that 'never ends'

The University of Michigan wants to make long-term connection with business school graduates, offering them 42 additional courses.

College & University

The State of Executive Education — Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media

Dave Weinstein, associate dean of executive education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has an MBA from Stanford, which he believes to be …

Education

Blackboard Debt Takes a Hit After Colleges Drop Its Education Software

Blackboard Inc. was already having a tough year when Chief Executive Officer William Ballhaus got word in April that Cornell University -- the …

Open Source Software

Accreditor clears path for $1.9 billion Strayer-Capella merger

The two for-profit institutions will maintain individual accreditation and brand identities but will operate under one parent company.

Higher Education

MBA programs recruiting students from untraditional backgrounds

With slumping applications, top business schools are attracting liberal arts graduates with incentives and personal support.

College & University

Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College For Its Tech Platform - EdSurge News

The technology platform and curriculum of the company called UniversityNow—which attracted more than $40 million in venture backing and ran an …

Higher Education

Private Colleges in Peril: Financial pressures and declining enrollment may lead to more closures - Education Next

Sweet Briar announced plans to close in 2015, and although it has since re-launched, its fiscal stability is far from assured.<p>Enrollment is …

Higher Education

The evolution of educational publishing: Does OER have a quality problem?

(Getty Images)<p>Over the past few months, more than 1.5 million students have graduated from colleges in the U.S., the majority of whom have relied on …

Education Technology

An education in hope

KAKUMA, Kenya — Under a thatched-roof shed at the edge of northwest Kenya, Achayo Loum logs on to her laptop to tackle the day’s assignment: writing …

South Sudan

Is our higher ed system headed for a "Wile West" at for-profit colleges?

Washington D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified about her department’s budget on March 20, 2018. Photo: © Tom …

Higher Education

Why Enrollment Is Shrinking At Many American Colleges

Almost one-quarter of a millennium ago, at the very same time James Watt was inventing the steam engine, the Irish novelist and poet Oliver Goldsmith wrote “The Deserted Village,” a poem despairing the alleged depopulation of rural communities as the Industrial Revolution and urbanization …

Higher Education

Northeastern U. to equip all students with Alexa-powered devices

Amazon Echo Dot (Flickr)<p>Beyond the voices of roommates just a few feet away and fellow classmates down the hall, students at Northeastern University …

College & University

Between Publishers and OER, FlatWorld Cuts a Third Path in the Textbook Market | eLearningInside News

<b>289</b> <b>2</b><p>In the past few months, eLearning Inside has run several stories on the exorbitantly high cost of traditional college textbooks, some cost saving …

Education Technology

M.B.A. Programs Try Catering to Liberal-Arts Types—With Math Camp

Some schools help former English literature and political-science majors prepare for math-intensive coursework before their first semesters<p>Business schools are making greater accommodations for applicants who have analyzed more sonnets than spreadsheets.<p>As many flagship M.B.A. programs struggle to …

College & University

Digital textbooks now available on Cambridge Core

For the first time, Cambridge University Press is launching digital access to its top textbooks for institutions. The release of digital textbooks on …

Higher Education

Pearson Hires New Head of Artificial Intelligence | Markets Insider

NEW YORK, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the digital education company, today announced the appointment of Milena Marinova to lead artificial intelligence (AI) and personalized learning for the company. Milena joins Pearson in July as senior vice president, AI products and solutions from …

Artificial Intelligence

Yet another report says fewer Americans value 4-year degree

The All-American Economic Survey also shows more people believe associate degrees may be of greater value.

College & University

Google Launches Learning Resources, Publishes AI Principles

With the ascent of Chromebooks and G-suite, Google became a leader in American classrooms in the last few years. With a little fanfare, Google announced this month that it was launching a learning microsite, Grow with Google.<p>Google spokesperson Peter Schottenfels said, “It is our initiative to help …

Artificial Intelligence

The Rise of College ‘Grade Forgiveness’

Universities are letting students take classes over again—a consequence of the pressure schools feel to ensure their “customers” are satisfied.<p>Over the course of the past three decades, the A has become the most common grade given out on American college campuses. In 2015, 42 percent of grades were …

College & University