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Stackable degrees could be the future of higher education, experts say

by Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive The alternative credential market is growing and the pace will not slow down, higher education experts said during a Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board briefing last week about the Higher Education Act. One of the panelists, Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University, said that around “two-thirds of […]

State of the Commons

by Creative Commons The past few years have been transformative for Creative Commons. In 2015, we set out with an ambitious new strategy to nurture a vibrant, usable Commons powered by collaboration and gratitude. Our ambition is fueled by our technology projects and an energetic and productive global community. Each of CC’s initiatives works in […]

Free textbooks? Federal government is on track with a pilot program

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post Open-source textbooks have emerged as a cost-effective solution for cash-strapped college students. They can download the material free or print copies for a nominal price.  The federal government’s first major investment in the free use of textbooks remains on track, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) said Monday in a letter […]

2018’s Cities with the Most & Least Student Debt

by WalletHub Student-loan debts are more unsustainable in some places than others. WalletHub therefore compared the median student-loan balance against the median earnings of adults aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree in each of 2,515 U.S. cities to determine where Americans are most overleveraged on their college-related debts. Read on for our findings, […]

It’s time to break silos, look at education as a continuum, leaders say

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive A recent Gallup poll revealed that only about one in four adults believe that students who graduate from high school this year are prepared for college or a career, and Lone Star Community College Chancellor Stephen Head agrees. “I really don’t care what your background is, most students are not prepared […]

3 proven ways to improve higher-ed collaboration

BY MATT LOECKE, eCampus News Working across higher-ed departments is not easy but it can strengthen the institution’s ability to get things done. Collaboration across departments has been identified as the fundamental differentiator in achieving strategic objectives in not only the business community but also in higher education. Today’s challenging higher-ed environment can benefit from more […]

Campus network security officials step up fight against cyberattacks

by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive University of Arizona Chief Information Security Officer Lanita Collette told EdTech Magazine that when it comes to securing the university campus, there is a “tension between our need to provide an open environment where people can collaborate easily and the need to protect private information.”  At Arizona, IT security officials make […]

It’s time to break silos, look at education as a continuum, leaders say

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive A recent Gallup poll revealed that only about one in four adults believe that students who graduate from high school this year are prepared for college or a career, and Lone Star Community College Chancellor Stephen Head agrees. “I really don’t care what your background is, most students are not prepared […]

Coursera Could Be a Multi-Billion-Dollar-a-Year Company

by Cheddar.com The online education platform offers its 31 million users thousands of courses from established universities for a fraction of the price of on-campus classes. Coursera wants to expand further and bring “the highest quality education” to even more people, says its new CEO Jeff Maggioncalda. https://cheddar.com/videos/coursera-could-be-a-multi-billion-dollar-a-year-company-2 Share on Facebook

Student to graduate from both high school, LCC this year

By Colleen Williamson, Parsons Sun Skylar Burzinski, though she took honors courses since her freshman year and achieved straight A’s throughout high school, will not be honored as a salutatorian or valedictorian, as she was unable to complete one of the Kansas Regents Curriculum courses required for the honor. While it would have been nice, there […]