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California Budget Proposes Online Community College

California may open an all-online community college by 2019, if a line item in the proposed budget by Governor Jerry Brown makes the final cut. California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said the new institution would be targeted to offering short-term credential programs aimed at serving the working adults in the state who have some or no college experience and lack the time to enroll in a traditional community college. The goal: to help them earn higher wages.

STEM Majors on Rise even as College Enrollment Shrinks

While all types of institutions have seen drops in enrollment, many STEM programs have seen increases.

Michigan CC Masters Student Transfer Processes

To counter a "complex and confusing" college transfer process, a community college in Michigan has dug in to figure out ways to simplify transfers for its students. The result, as explained in a new report from the Community College Research Center and a "playbook" issued by the project's lead investigator, is the development of 225 distinct plans with partner institutions intended to streamline the transfer process for students and improve their success rates.

More and Different Data Needed to Track Quality of STEM Undergrad Education

Improving STEM undergraduate education will require tracking student demographics, instructor use of evidence-based teaching practices, student transfer patterns and other yet-unmeasured dimensions of science, technology, engineering and math education.

Lack of Tech Savvy Holding Back Developmental Ed Efforts

Research released this past fall found that technology is not the silver bullet needed to help students in developmental education — without a few other elements in place as well.

Apple Waives Developer Fees for Schools, Nonprofits

Members of the developer program are able to distribute apps through the Apple App Store and gain access to tools such as app analytics, beta testing resources such as TestFlight, beta software and advanced app capabilities.

New Media Consortium Suddenly Ceases Operations

In an e-mail announcement today, the New Media Consortium revealed that it will cease operations immediately.

Embry-Riddle to Run MOOC on Drone Operation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be offering a free online course on how to operate drones.

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