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Western Governors Addresses College Readiness Gap with New Academy

Today, Western Governors University is launching a new competency-based series of courses through an independent entity. According to the institution, the courses to be offered through WGU Academy, as it's called, are intended for students who need a little extra help before they're ready for college.

NJ College Signs on for Unlimited Curriculum Service

Beginning this fall, Union County College students will have access to digital textbooks and other online course materials on the first day of class through an agreement the New Jersey college has signed with Cengage.

Proximity to High-Achieving Boys Dents Girls' Self-Confidence

A new report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has suggested that greater exposure to "high-achieving" boys decreases the likelihood that girls will go on to complete a bachelor's degree; instead they'll choose "junior college degrees."

U Texas System Task Force Charged with Making College More Affordable

A new task force with provosts, library directors, faculty and students at the University of Texas System will spend the next year sorting out ways to make college more affordable.



Grossmont College OER Use Grows 1,700 Percent in 3 Years

California's Grossmont College has grown its use of open educational resources from six instructors in 2016 to about 100 this spring. To accelerate continued growth, recently the school also appointed two student interns to promote the use of O.E.R.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of April 29, 2019)

Upcoming events include the International Conference on Learning Engineering, NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, and the W.C.E.T. Summit.

Olin College Awards Grants for 'Bold' Ideas in Remaking Ed

Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts has awarded grants to several external projects working to re-envision education. The grant program was introduced during "Remaking Education," an event convened by Olin and Emerson College last November.

Austin CC Expands Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees

Austin Community College in Texas is expanding its use of open educational resources in a big way. The school is working on developing a zero-textbook-cost business degree, and last fall, the school launched two "Z-degree" programs: an associate of science in general studies and an associate of arts in general studies.

Drone Training Curriculum Tested in Community College

The curriculum teaches students to fly drones and prepares them to take the FAA Part 107 pilot exam.

How Education Can Defend Against Cyber Attacks

A new report finds attackers are drawn to the education sector owing to the wealth of personally identifiable information on students, faculty and organizations associated with universities and schools.

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