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MissionU Says It Can Replace Traditional College With a One-Year Program

A venture-backed company today announced a new educational offering billed as an alternative to the standard undergraduate experience. It will last …

Education

HBS Launches First Real-Time Online Class

HBX Live Studio during a Managing Your Career Development pilot program class. Courtesy photoHarvard Business School is launching a new course on …

Education

Ideas for improving higher education's primary role in work force development

In a rare point of agreement, the Trump administration and many academics would like to see less focus on colleges as work force development …

Education

What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed

President Trump laid out the spending priorities for his administration on Thursday, releasing a budget "blueprint" that includes a $9-billion cut …

Government

University of Leeds and Pearson kick off partnership with launch of online MBA

The University of Leeds and Pearson have today announced a partnership to develop and deliver 12 online Masters-level degree programmes, which in …

MOOCs

California's ambitious plans to make community college free

California has been expanding its Promise programs, which use a mix of public and private money to eliminate tuition costs in its 123 community …

College & University

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

A large for-profit university is trying an emerging form of competency-based education with the launch this month of four online bachelor’s degrees …

Higher Education

Here's Every Major Statement Trump and DeVos Have Made on Higher Ed

The Trump administration has seldom spoken at length or with specificity about higher education. We’re listing all of the times it does.

Higher Education

Report: Alternative Credentials Still Mostly a Hit-and-Miss Process

A new report explores how colleges and universities define alternative credentials and work with their incoming students to issue credit for their …

Education

These 9 entrepreneurs were paid $100,000 to drop out of college — here's what they're up to today

"Some ideas just can't wait," reads the website for the Thiel Fellowship.<p>In 2011, the investor, entrepreneur, and now Trump adviser Peter Thiel launched a program that awards $100,000 to promising young entrepreneurs who are willing to drop out of college and turn their bright ideas into real …

Startups

How Colleges Can Open Powerful Educational Experiences to Everyone

Experiential-learning opportunities help students apply the classroom to the real world, but many of them don't get the chance.

The silver thread that runs through future jobs

Vocational training would bridge the skills gap and lever between reform and policy

Education

Nearly 4 in 10 universities report drops in international student applications

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. colleges are seeing declines in applications from international students, and international student recruitment …

College & University

Revenue declines in 24 states could lead to massive cuts in higher ed

Dive Brief:<p>More than 24 states are projecting a decrease in tax revenues for this fiscal year, a circumstance that will yield substantial cuts for …

College & University

For-profit EDMC finalizes sale of several college brands

Dive Brief:<p>Education Management Corp will sell several of its high-profile institutional brands to nonprofit the Dream Center, pending federal …

What hotels and higher education have in common

In the mid-1990’s, Amazon started selling books online and quickly moved to dominate the space, running Border’s online store by 2001 and driving …

Higher Education

Online MBAs: digital degrees come of age

Technology has transformed the way people live and work but it has yet to change fundamentally the MBA market. Despite the digitisation of many …

MBA

Online MBA classrooms: virtually like the real thing?

It would not be spotted in an ordinary lecture theatre but Jessica Zimmerman’s nod is enough to attract the professor’s attention. Her head and …

Virtual Reality

Projections see 7.2% expansion in e-learning by 2027

Dive Brief:<p>Online learning platforms and devices are likely to follow a trend set by wearable technology, gaming and other digital industries, with a …

Education Technology

Universities gone innovating

Simmons College in Boston made headlines this week with the news that two online graduate degree programs it launched less than five years ago are on …

Higher Education

New MicroMasters® Programs: Gain In-Demand Knowledge to Advance Your Career

Published on: Feb 28, 2017 by Anant Agarwal 7 views No Comments<p>Posted in: edX News<p>Today, we are excited to announce 16 new MicroMasters programs from …

edX For Business

Why Digital Publishing is the Future of Education

Edtech is saving time for students and teachers<p>Digital publishing is a booming market. For a decade, since the Amazon Kindle was released in 2007, books have captivated audiences via mobile devices. Even the most staunch paper book fundamentalists have turned into avid digital bookworms.<p>Consumer …

Education

The Rise Of The Anti-Credential Means For The Future Of Credentials

In January, technology investor, bon vivant and now Trump supporter Peter Thiel sat down with Maureen Dowd of the (failing) <i>New York Times</i> for a …

Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history

Pre-tax losses soar to £2.6bn as group – planning to sell its Penguin Random House stake – is hit by slump in US textbook sales<p>Pearson has reported a pre-tax loss of £2.6bn for 2016, the biggest in its history, after a slump at its US education operation.<p>The world’s largest education publisher, …

Markets

Synthesis and Reactions to the 2017 NMC Horizon Report

Blog: Technology and LearningYou don’t have time to read a 56 page report. Almost nothing that I could say could convince you to download, print, and …

Education

Six significant challenges for technology in higher education in 2017

The <i>NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition</i> came out earlier this week, laying out what its panel of experts believes to be the significant …