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What Oberlin reveals about higher ed's vulnerable business model

Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio, boasts a nearly $800 million endowment and is ranked 26th by <i>US News & World Report</i>. And if you are lucky enough to …

Higher Education

The Case Against College

Last April, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the College for All Act, which would eliminate tuition and fees at public four-year …

Joseph Stiglitz

An MBA student’s toolkit for the smart machine age

My MBA students will soon enter an era of unbelievable opportunities and monumental challenges: the smart machine age, or SMA. I envy them.<p>The SMA …

Design Thinking

New U: Does Purdue’s Move into Online Learning Signal a Greater Shift in Education?

With all the talk about the increasing costs of higher education, the most significant shift in the postsecondary landscape this year may have come …

Higher Education

4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

Opinion | Edtech Business<p>4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education<p>By Justin Hendrix     Jan 3, …

Augmented Reality

Big online community college in California's budget plan

In his 2018 budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for a new online community college that could potentially serve millions of adult students.

Higher Education

Research examines changes over 45 years at small private colleges

Alexander Astin and Calvin Lee wrote a report in 1972 about small, private four-year colleges, examining 491 nonselective institutions they dubbed …

Education

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

Postsecondary Learning<p>As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Tina Nazerian     Jan …

Education

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking …

Innovation

Pearson and edX come together to offer skills that meet future demands

New Delhi: Pearson – world’s leading learning company, in association with edX.org, the leading non-profit online learning platform founded by …

Learning

Is a modern MBA worth it?

When interviewing candidates for our MBA programme, I often ask them: “How many MBAs does an organisation need to hire each year?” Estimates range …

MBA

At MIT, It's Out With The Old Case Studies, In With Immersive Ones

Support the news<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's leading role in online education for all is changing how its own faculty approach more …

Learning

More faculty members are using OER, survey finds

More and more instructors are choosing open educational resources over traditional textbooks, a survey of more than 2,700 faculty members reveals.The …

Creative Commons

Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Fall 2016 | National Student Clearinghouse Research Center | National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Overview<p>In fall 2017, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.0 percent from the previous fall. <b>Figure 1</b> shows the 12-month percentage change …

Higher Education

5 trends poised to shake up higher education in 2018

Campuses will need to be more technology-enabled and globally focused in the coming year.

Higher Education

As Flow of Foreign Students Wanes, U.S. Universities Feel the Sting

At Wright State University in Ohio, the French horn and tuba professors are out. So is the accomplished swimming team.<p>At Kansas State, Italian classes are going the way of the Roman Empire.<p>And at the University of Central Missouri, The Muleskinner, the biweekly campus newspaper, is publishing …

Students

Good Enough vs. Better Enough: The Macmillan Example

In my recent post on Cengage Unlimited, I made a brief mention of the battle shaping up in the curricular materials world between “good enough” and …

UX Design

China’s Education Boom

During the Chinese Communist Party’s recent 19th National Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed the role of education as a driving force …

Education

Textbook Shopping Goes Online, Driving Prices Down

Comparison shopping is forcing sellers to provide new, cheaper options, giving students, parents some small education-cost relief<p>Students and parents stressed by ever-rising educational costs are finding some small-but-welcome relief in falling textbook prices.<p>The same surge in online comparison …

Education

'The Ideas Industry' and the Future of Higher Ed

Blog: Technology and Learning<i>The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas</i> by Daniel …

Education
Keynesian Economics

China ‘will teach 500,000 international students by 2020’

China will be teaching at least 500,000 international students by 2020, a new study suggests.<p>Last year, the number of international students in China …

Education

Specialized Business Master's Programs

Infographic: Which Business Master’s Will Make You Happiest?<p>When deciding for the right program, there are many factors to be considered. See here …

Will Net Neutrality Reversal Hurt Digital Learning? As Vote Approaches, Mixed Opinions

Many university faculty members and higher-ed advocates are on edge this week over an upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission on …

Net Neutrality

Cengage Unlimited - Marketing ploy or significant change in strategy?

One week ago Cengage Learning announced Unlimited, an all-you-can-read subscription for their digital course materials. For $120 per academic term, …

How Lifelong Learning Will Help Workers Navigate the Future of Work

October 5, 2017<p>You’ve probably heard this before: machines will one day replace humans on the job. At least, that’s what conventional wisdom says. …

Here's why graduate student enrollment may take a hit

Dive Brief:<p>Virginia Foxx, Republican representative from North Carolina and chair of the House education committee, has proposed higher education …

New zero-cost textbook classes minimize educational barriers

SHARE: Recently, Pasadena City College took action to create an easier way for students to take classes without the need of purchasing expensive …

Textbooks