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5 things every college must know about cloud computing

BY KEITH RAJECKI, eCampus News Many universities have been relatively slow to embrace the cloud for a few simple reasons. First, because it’s not always cheap or easy to overhaul IT systems. And second, because cloud represents a fundamental technological change and perceived challenges that many organizations do not feel they have the expertise, bandwidth, […]

STRAIGHTERLINE LAUNCHES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE

byBeth Dumbauld, Straighter Line StraighterLine, the student success and college readiness company, and the New Hampshire-based New England College have partnered to offer students an accelerated associate degree pathway program. New England College will use more than 20 of StraighterLine’s online general education credits for this new program, helping create an affordable and flexible option […]

Accreditor clears path for $1.9 billion Strayer-Capella merger

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive The merger between Capella University’s parent company, Capella Education Company, and Strayer Education Inc., the parent company of Strayer University, has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission and is expected to close on or before Aug. 1. The resulting company will be named Strategic Education Inc., according to […]

When Faculty Lines Pay for Themselves

By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed Faculty members often fear administrative efforts to “optimize” academic operations. That’s because some such efforts result in the elimination or shrinkage of programs deemed to be unsuccessful by key metrics, but worthwhile in harder-to-measure ones: the program with low numbers of majors but that delivers a large share of […]

Study Shows How Working Community College Students Fared

by Marjorie Valbrun, Inside Higher Ed Among the key findings of the report: Of the 44 percent of students who worked while enrolled in their first year of postsecondary education, 18 percent worked 35 hours or more per week, 14 percent worked between 21 and 34 hours per week, and 11 percent worked fewer than 21 hours per week. Twenty percent of […]

Lies, Damned Lies and Rankings

By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed Temple reveals that scandal over false information submitted for rankings of its online M.B.A. was much broader than earlier known. Dean, found to have dismantled system for checking accuracy of data, is ousted. Temple University on Monday announced that its business school had submitted false data for years for rankings […]

A college program that ‘never ends’

by James Paterson, Education Dive College that “never ends” may be the future, according to a Washington Post story describing a new University of Michigan program that offers scholarships for students to come back and take courses throughout their lives. It also describes a trend toward other online learning initiatives designed to re-educate or update workers. The […]

For refugees in Kenya, an education in hope

By Deirdre Fernandes, Boston Globe The Kakuma Refugee Camp, 80 miles from anywhere in northwest Kenya, is a world apart, a holding center for thousands dispossessed by war and conflict. Opportunity knocks rarely here, but a once-obscure New Hampshire university has made it the idealistic focus of its global plans. Under a thatched-roof shed at the […]

2018 Best Online Schools for Students with Disabilities

by Guide to Online Schools These 55 colleges represent the most disability-friendly online schools for providing the highest level of support, the widest breadth of accommodations, and the most comprehensive resources for students with disabilities. All schools on this list received a Disability-Friendly score greater than 55, receiving high marks in most, if not all, […]

Serving and learning: MSL student takes classes while stationed in Kuwait

by Herald Republican One of the features that originally drew Mike Thompson to Trine University’s Lou Holtz Master of Science in Leadership program was the flexibility of online classes. That flexibility became very important to Thompson when, halfway through the program, he was called to active duty by the U.S. Army and deployed to Kuwait. A member […]