Companies like AT&T and Google are expanding their partnerships with online education providers, creating new educational pathways to real jobs.
The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.
Excelsior College and the United States Office of Personnel Management have partnered in an effort designed to make higher education more accessible and affordable to more than 1 million federal employees and their spouses or domestic partners.
Up-front cost savings and operational efficiencies are two of the main reasons some education consortia adopt a common learning management system. Over time colleges have also seen pedagogical benefits to using a common LMS, according to a new report from the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative and Mindwires.
The University of Southern Indiana has launched an accelerated online master of business administration degree in an effort to make an MBA degree more accessible to residents of Indiana and neighboring areas.
The first students to complete a doctorate degree online have graduated from Pennsylvania State University.
Kettering University is launching three new fully online graduate certificate programs.
Western Governors University and Wiley have partnered to launch The Journal of Competency-Based Education, which has released its inaugural issue.
Northwestern University in Illinois has launched a new Digital Learning website to showcase the innovative online and blended learning practices of campus faculty and provide information for those who want to implement digital learning.
single-minded professor at East Tennessee State University has persuaded a publishing software company to team up with his institution in an alliance that will result in on-campus learning experiences for students, digital marketing curriculum for educators and a revamp of the university's website infrastructure, among other changes.