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3 ways forward-thinking colleges usher in a new generation of students

by Robert Hansen, Hechinger Report During the days when nearly every college graduate could expect a good job at the end of their educational journey, colleges differentiated themselves through selectivity, prestige, and rankings. Yet, the same approach today offers diminishing returns; powerful demographic and cultural shifts may explain why. Colleges and universities are starting to retool […]

The bubble is going to burst for colleges and universities, professor says

by JARRETT LYONS, Salon.com Half of the colleges and universities in the United States are in danger of bankruptcy over the coming decades. Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen said that the number — up to 2,000 schools could be affected over the next 10 to 15 years — is thanks to online education. In Christensen’s […]

Gordon Gee: For higher ed to survive, we’ve got to ‘blow up the box’

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education dive West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says when he “first started as a university president nearly 40 years ago, you’d send your kid off to school, maybe they’d join a fraternity or sorority, then they’d come back home and get a real job.” “Now, our universities and colleges and higher […]

Here’s what to consider before choosing an online degree

by Lawrence Wakefield, the Guardian With no open days or face-to-face meetings, how do you pick a distance learning course? For most students, choosing a university is as simple as counting up Ucas points, checking a league table or two, and signing up to a few open days to whittle the list down. But things […]

Report: Most Colleges and Universities Have Changed Org Structure to Support Student Success

By Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology Nearly three-quarters, 73 percent, of higher education institutions have changed their organizational structure to support student success initiatives in the last two years, according to a new report from ed tech provider Unit4. The report is based on a survey of 150 IT decision makers in higher education, most of whom […]

How your institution can stay relevant as automation disrupts the industry

by Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive When it comes to the future of work, the focus is no longer on humans, but rather nonhumans: automatic machinery, robots and artificial intelligence. Proponents argue these technologies can transform the world of industry, allowing companies to reduce inefficiencies and maximize their profits. But this reality has also come with […]

Streamlining Access to Complex Data

By David Raths, Campus Technology George Washington University created a visual, interactive collection of high-level metrics designed for a group of pivotal campus decision-makers: university deans.   Business intelligence (BI) projects are only worthwhile if users derive tangible value from them. And campus decision-makers don’t have the time to wade through complex reports, no matter how […]

Optimize your online course development process with these 5 tips

by Nikos Andriotis, Talent LMS The job of an online course creator is not an easy one. It involves balancing learning concepts backed by decades of research with the latest technology. The job also comes with adhering to a rigid process of instructional design. No matter how stringent the course development process may be, there […]

7 Things to Know About Online-Only Universities

By Jordan Friedman, US News To transition her career into business and human resources, Melanie Hoobler believed earning a master’s degree was important. The Colorado resident and current student turned to online education in part because she may relocate to another state. She chose a human resource management master’s degree program at Colorado State University—Global Campus, […]

What to Expect in an Online Degree Program Residency

By Bradley Fuster, US News Some programs require students to visit campus for face-to-face networking opportunities, discussions and activities.  Many include an in-person requirement, or residency, where students meet either on the school’s main campus or at a regional satellite campus. Residencies are more common in online graduate degree programs, such as MBAs, as well as […]