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Bootcamp Business Up 49% Year-over-Year

This year coding bootcamps are expected to graduate more than 23,000 developers, an overall growth rate of 705 percent since 2013, according to a recent report by Course Report, and an increase of 49 percent over 2018.

Google Adds Tools for Grading, Plagiarism Detection

This week, Google introduced Assignments, a revamp of its Course Kit toolkit (in beta last year), designed to streamline the process of collecting and grading student work.

Uneven Standards Hamper Online Education the World Over

A new report has provided SWOT analyses of seven regions around the world related to digital and distance education. The bottom line: While online learning is on the rise everywhere, programs and courses show great unevenness because of a lack of standards.

Purdue's TLT Partners with Faculty to Accelerate Grading in Large Enrollment Courses

A partnership between Purdue University's Teaching and Learning Technologies organization and a small group of mechanical engineering faculty exploring Gradescope has grown into a campus-wide initiative that includes an enterprise license of the tool and TLT support. The use of Gradescope accelerates the grading process — especially in large enrollment courses — and the related strategies that faculty share help improve assessment generally.

Program Offers Free Textbook Subscriptions to HBCU Students

Learning materials company Cengage has partnered with the United Negro College Fund to provide free semester-long textbook subscriptions to 1,000 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

ED Approves California Federal Financial Aid Fix

The U.S. Department of Education is allowing California's new process for students receiving federal aid despite a change in ED regulations that would have impacted 80,000 online students.

2U Announces First Online Undergrad Degree Offering

2U is partnering with the London School of Economics and Political Science to offer the company's first online undergraduate degree program.

Engaging Faculty with New Tech

Technology innovation does not always come easily for time-crunched faculty members in higher ed. Here's how one institution provides a variety of training opportunities to help inspire faculty to try something new.

Cengage Adds Free Password Management to Subscription Service

Cengage is now offering free password management for users of its Cengage Unlimited textbook subscription service.

Boston U Launches $24K Online MBA on EdX

Boston University's Questrom School of Business has partnered with edX to create a fully online Master of Business Administration with a total tuition cost of $24,000.

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