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3 Higher Ed Predictions for 2019

Predictions abound at the beginning of a new year, and Encoura's Eduventures chief research officer, Richard Garrett, has weighed in with three of his own for 2019.

OER Awareness Among Faculty Gaining Ground

The use of open educational resources could be at a turning point: It's beginning to shake off its fringe reputation and gain greater recognition among faculty and department heads. A recent Babson Survey Research Group study found "steady growth in awareness" among these individuals and predicted that adoption growth could accelerate.

More Diversity Needed in Engineering Degrees

A new report finds more work is needed to ensure diversity in engineering bachelor's degrees to meet fast-growing demands in the labor market.

Criminal Justice Associate Program Redesigned for Zero Textbook Costs

A community college in New York City has introduced a criminal justice associate's degree that will use only open educational resources. The Borough of Manhattan Community College said the move is expected to save each student about $2,500 in textbook costs.



MOOC Operator EdX Solidifies Paywall

EdX has gone public with its latest monetization plans. In an effort to develop a "sustainable long-term business model," the MOOC provider has made changes to both its free and paid options for courses.

Researchers Say It's Time to Build an IoT Engineering Discipline

Three researchers argue in a recent article in the IEEE magazine that it's time to create an engineering discipline in more colleges and universities as well as vocational schools focused on the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.

Coursera Intros SAS Programming Specialization

Coursera today launched a three-course specialization that lays the groundwork for certification in SAS analytics skills. The SAS Programming Specialization "takes learners from the basics through what they need to become SAS certified," according to a news announcement.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 7, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, and E-Learning 2019.

McGraw-Hill ALEKS to Add AI-Based Nudge Alerts

Later this year McGraw-Hill Education will be introducing a new artificial intelligence feature to Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a McGraw-Hill learning product that uses adaptive questioning.

College Researchers Impacted by Federal Shutdown

The third-longest federal government shutdown in history is impacting researchers who rely on agencies to fund their college and universities projects.

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