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Report: Only 5.6% of two-year college students transferred to four-year institutions WITH an associates or other degree/certificate

by Halona Black, Education Dive The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Transfer and Mobility study for 2018 reports that only 5.6% of the fall 2011 cohort of students attending two-year institutions in the U.S. transferred to four-year institutions after receiving either a certificate or an associate degree from their starting institutions. The vast majority of students […]

What if A.I. is coming for jobs faster than we thought?

by ALEX SALKEVER, the Big Think The general consensus on whether robots will take jobs wholesale remains mixed but is trending towards resignation. The optimists believe that, as with the Industrial Revolution and the Agricultural Revolution, the technological improvements that will come from the dawning era of artificial intelligence and its offshoot in modern robotics […]

Why Higher Ed Should Do More with Blockchain Tech

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology When Oral Roberts University hosted the one-day event, “Blockchain Essentials in Education,” all attendees received a blockchain-based certificate from the Tulsa university verifying their participation. As CIO Michael Mathews, the event’s organizer, explained, blockchain will be as important to transforming education as the internet was. He said he believes those colleges […]

Georgia Tech Creates Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Online for Less Than $10,000

By Institute Communications at Georgia Tech The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a new online cybersecurity master’s degree that will be offered for less than $10,000 and delivered in collaboration with edX. The Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) is designed to address a severe global workforce shortage in the field. According […]

New approaches needed to prepare students for unknown careers

By Amelia Harper, Education Dive The workplace is “on the cusp of a major evolution, eSchool News reports, and educators need to prepare students for a future in which 85% of the jobs have not been invented yet and many jobs will require increased digital skills and the ability to work with machines as an […]

EdX Lists 13 Upcoming Online Masters Degree Program

by Class Central A frequent commenter on Class Central’s MOOC Report alerted us to a new page that edX added to their websiBeyond this list of names, not much information is available. The pages for these individual degrees consists of no details and a signup form to learn more. The ‘Masters’ page on edX lists […]

Defining ‘Regular and Substantive’ Interaction in the Online Era

by Greg Toppo, Inside Higher Ed Diane Auer Jones, the administration’s top higher education official, said in an interview last month with Inside Higher Ed that the U.S. Department of Education is considering eliminating not just the standard credit-hour definition of academic course work — it may also overhaul “regular and substantive” requirements. Online education […]

What will AI and robotics mean for higher education?

BY DIANA G. OBLINGER, eCampus News AI and robotics, as areas of study, are catalyzing the creation of new majors, minors, and certificate programs in our colleges and universities. Beyond the study of AI or robotics are the complexities of how our work as professionals changes alongside increasingly capable machines. As our roles change, educational […]

Building Tomorrow’s Talent: Collaboration Can Close Emerging Skills Gap

by Bloomberg Business and academia in the U.S. have traditionally been able to equip new workforce recruits with the hard skills they need to perform at a high level in the workplace. But with the regular flow of new technologies and business models into the market, today’s employees must navigate all this change with a varied skill set. This means soft […]

Program gives prisoners a second chance through college

BY Briana Vannozzi, NJTV Rutgers University undergraduate student Boris Franklin reflects on the long road it took to get where he is today.     “People in our community always rooted for each other to do better because we all knew we were in a similar struggle,” said Franklin. Student isn’t a title Franklin envisioned for himself. […]