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Gates Foundation Seeks Intermediaries for Networks of School Improvement

A range of organizations may qualify as intermediaries, including nonprofit school improvement organizations, charter management organizations, higher education institutions and school districts, for example.

Report: OER Continues Moderate Growth Track

Where OER particularly succeeds, researchers found, is in large-enrollment introductory-level courses, those taken by the largest numbers of students, taught in multiple segments and typically part of requirements.

Gaming on Track to Be Classified as Addiction by WHO

Researchers don't agree on the inclusion, but gaming has just been added to the latest draft version of the next International Classification of Diseases.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 15, 2018)

Upcoming events include the American Association of Colleges and Universities 2018 Annual Meeting, the Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, eLearning 2018, and TDWI Las Vegas Conference.

Americans See Range of Problems Plaguing STEM Education

Gender discrimination was also a major issue among STEM professionals.

Stackable Credentials May Not Boost Earnings

A new report from the Community College Research Center has suggested that while a college degree or a certificate has an impact on earnings, the impact of stackable credentials is still iffy.

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.

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