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U Penn Offers Online Master's in CS at One-Third the Cost of an On-Campus Degree

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science is launching its first fully online master's degree. Delivered on Coursera, the online Master of Computer and Information Technology costs a total of $26,300, about a third of the cost of its on-campus equivalent.

Loyola Marymount U Deploys Video Platform for Blended Learning Needs

Loyola Marymount University is rolling out the Echo360 cloud-based video platform in more than 100 classrooms. Key factors behind the implementation include the need to provide students with consistent, on-demand access to their courses on any device, as well as ease-of-use for faculty, according to a news announcement.

Cuyahoga Community College Moves from 5 Video Solutions to 1 Central System

Cuyahoga Community College has made a big move to consolidate its campus video systems, migrating from five different solutions to one. The college is standardizing on Sonic Foundry's Mediasite platform for its lecture capture as well as centralized management of all academic video files.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 23, 2018)

Upcoming events include the Connected Learning Summit 2018, T.D.W.I. Anaheim Conference, Distance Teaching and Learning Conference and SANS Network Security 2018.



University of Phoenix Expands Use of Blackboard Tech

The University of Phoenix has signed a four-year deal to scale up its use of Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience across the institution. The implementation is expected to be complete in the first half of 2019.

Columbia U Opens Research Center Devoted to Blockchain Tech

A new center at Columbia University will focus on research and innovation in blockchain technology. The institution partnered with IBM to create the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, which will "combine cross-disciplinary teams from the academic, scientific, business and government communities to explore key issues related to the policy, trust, sharing and consumption of digital data when using blockchain and other privacy-preserving technologies," according to a news announcement.

Report: How to Scale America's Apprenticeships 20-Fold

A new report proposes the creation of a national network of "apprenticeship institutes" in every state. These centers would act as hubs for employers, workers, high schools, community colleges and unions.

Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success

Unizin's Data Platform has a new dimension for analyzing student success: data on the reading and writing process. The consortium of 25 U.S. universities partnered with Turnitin to "give college and university instructors better data about how students write and revise their work," according to a news announcement.

Report: Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex

The Online Learning Consortium has introduced a series of original reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by O.L.C.'s Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership.

Gender Wage Gap Exists for Graduates of Nearly Every Top College in America

Brigham Young University graduates who are female earn 57 percent less than male graduates. For Princeton graduates, the difference is 37 percent. And at Stanford, it's 32 percent. In fact, according a study commissioned by Priceonomics, for America's top colleges, the average gender wage gap is 19 percent. While men after graduation earn an average of $59,028, women earn $47,887.

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