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Coursera to offer degrees from UK universities

by Times Higher Ed Online learning platform Coursera is set to offer its first degrees from UK universities, including its first ever bachelor’s programme. The Californian company announced on 6 March that it would host a new public health master’s from Imperial College London, as well as a computer science bachelor’s from the University of London.  […]

How edtech can help increase your university’s graduation rate

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvoate The college classroom often maintains the status quo of traditional teaching tactics, but there is a high likelihood that a shift toward edtech could be useful. Universities haven’t often considered the value of retaining their student population year over year. In fact, few of them have even considered what the […]

Bolstering Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom

by Jacob Bane, EDUCAUSE Review The need to ensure student identity and academic integrity is paramount across education sectors. Although this issue is not new, it has been brought to the forefront by the continued expansion of distance learning. Academic integrity is critical for the accurate assessment of student learning. It protects the integrity of […]

Online MBA With Data Analytics In High Demand

by Robert Klecha, Business Because After two years of growth through 2015 and 2016, applications to online MBA programs remained ever popular last year, according to the GMAC 2017 Application Trends Survey Report. This steady rise coincides with the growth of the global digital economy and is symptomatic of shifting preferences towards flexibility and mobility. With […]

Online learning offers limitless opportunities to expand

by Harvard Gazette Have you ever wanted to make a career change, gain a skill, or just learn something new? On March 1, a group of community members gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal to find out how online learning could help them accomplish these and other goals at “Learn Anything: Exploring the World of […]

Faculty Senate passes resolution on monitoring online courses

By Meredith Roaten, GW Hatchet The Faculty Senate passed a resolution Friday calling on the University to require that online courses undergo an identical review process as face-to-face classes within their schools. The resolution was passed following 90 minutes of debate and months of discussion about the quality of GW’s online programs, which faculty and officials […]

4 Things Experts Want You to Know About Blockchain in Higher Ed

by Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech Though cryptocurrencies like bitcoin seem to have an uncertain future, the same can’t be said about blockchain, the electronic ledger and database technology used to store them. At universities, blockchain is poised to help in aspects of data management, credentialing and research. From boosting security to enhancing access, the e-ledger tool has […]

Two-thirds of California college students are minorities. Most of their professors are white.

BY ALEXEI KOSEFF, Sacramento Bee   While the student bodies at California’s public colleges and universities are rapidly diversifying, the academic leadership has not kept up with the state’s changing demographics. A new report from The Campaign for College Opportunity found that more than two-thirds of faculty, senior administrators and board members in the University of […]

Coursera teams with 5 universities to expand its full masters and bachelors degree programs

by Ingrid Lunden, Tech Crunch With traditional university programs getting more expensive and competitive, we’re seeing a boom in the number of alternative programs that are taking advantage of the internet and more flexible teaching and learning formats to fill the gap in the market. The latest development comes from Coursera. Today, the online education startup […]

In Search of OER’s Future and Edtech’s Missing Evidence at SXSW EDU

By Jeffrey R. Young, Jenny Abamu, Michael Sano, Sydney Johnson, Tina Nazerian and Tony Wan, EdSurge Monday marked day one of Open Education Week, and speakers at a panel used the opportunity to discuss the potential for open educational resources as an alternative to increasingly unaffordable textbooks—as well as the challenges and misconceptions that the […]