Online learning will grow this year, but only modestly; more colleges and universities will test out competency-based assessment; and education technology will continue expanding as an industry, driven by investment capital. Those are three of the predictions for the coming year from higher education research and advisory firm Eduventures.
Nearly 3,000 students at the Ithaca, NY, university participated in a new way of taking physics and biology courses this past semester.
Northcentral University, a fully online graduate school, has adopted a new business simulation tool for the capstone courses of all its MBA programs and specializations.
New Hampshire has become the 18th state to sign on for a program intended to make it easier for students to take online courses from schools in other states.
Wisconsin's Nicolet College has adopted telepresence at three of its campuses in an effort to better support distance learning students.
The University of Texas at El Paso is launching UTEP Connect, an online education initiative designed to provide access to education for approximately 5,000 underserved students.
Western Governors University has launched a new online master's degree program for students who want to become English teachers in middle schools or high schools.
Digital technology is fundamentally changing the nature of higher education — and its strategic leadership.
Berkeley has teamed with a private partner to launch two new MOOCs focused on big data analysis using Apache Spark, an open-source big data processing engine.
A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.