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Chuck Cohn turned a college project into a global business

By Jennifer Mason, StL Today Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction online, on mobile devices and in person. To date, students have accessed more than 2 million hours of live instruction. The company, with a corporate office located in St. Louis, has free online learning tools including test […]

New zero-cost textbook classes minimize educational barriers

by David Neder, Pasadena City College Courier Recently, Pasadena City College took action to create an easier way for students to take classes without the need of purchasing expensive textbooks. Beginning during the Winter 2018 intersession, students are able to search the course catalog for classes that only use zero-cost textbooks. This applies to not only […]

Online Students Can Build In-Person Relationships

By Olena Reid, US News Opportunities are available for online students to engage with classmates at local and on-campus events.  Even in an online degree program, whether you live close to the school’s campus or hundreds of miles away, you have ways to meet classmates, faculty and alumni in person. If your main hesitation in pursuing an […]

Republican proposal could create bigger role for private industry in higher education

By Jillian Berman, MarketWatch The bill proposes limiting the federal government’s role in regulating colleges, capping graduate student borrowing, making it easier for schools to limit undergraduate borrowing and overhauling the student loan repayment system.  Much of the proposal that House Republicans released last week is controversial and likely won’t make it into the final […]

Young Canadians lead the way in attending online course

by Alex Coop, IT World Canada Young Canadians aren’t shying away from online courses. According to the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) latest Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard for Canada, more than 77 per cent of Canadians aged 16-24 attended online courses in 2016, nearly doubling runners-up Brazil (43 per cent) and Korea […]

Choose an Online Program for a Law Enforcement Career

By Jordan Friedman, US News When selecting an online degree, weigh one in criminal justice against a more specialized focus, such as homeland security. Prospective undergraduate and graduate online students have many decisions to make – including the type of credential they pursue. David Poulin, a detective at the Salinas Police Department, is also considering eventually […]

What higher ed leaders need to know about what’s going on in Washington

By Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive Advocacy experts talk what’s happening on Capitol Hill and how institutions will be impacted. The proposed tax reform legislation working its way through Congress has raised a lot of concerns for higher ed stakeholders and advocates. Brian Flahaven, senior director of advocacy for the Council for Advancement and Support of […]

Syracuse University’s 2018 budget projections, shows growth in online education programs

By Michael Burke, Daily Orange Syracuse University’s fiscal year 2017 budget and projected 2018 budget each feature a surplus and illustrate a growing presence of online education programs at the university, a University Senate report shows. The distribution of the university’s revenues and expenses outlined in the report closely mirror distributions in years past, but the […]

Leaders dissect the partisan divide over higher education’s value

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive “How can higher education be so bad when there’s so much data” from analytics on jobs and earnings data to quality of life indicators, constantly showing all of the positive outcomes associated with a college degree, asked Shaun Harper, Executive Director of the USC Race and Equity Center and a […]

This is how you measure the viability of academic programs

BY KARLI GRANT, eCampus News One of the most frequent questions I hear when visiting colleges and universities is, “What about a tool for measuring the viability of our academic programs?” Institutions are seeking greater insight into the true value of programs beyond traditional metrics or accounting methods, especially as budgets continue to shrink and […]