For-profit online education provider Udacity and Google today unveiled a new micro-credential program, the Senior Web Developer Nanodegree.
Through a partnership with open courseware provider Lumen Learning, Northern Virginia Community College's Extended Learning Institute is publishing 24 online college courses designed with 100 percent open educational resources.
Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on adjuncts and part-time faculty members to teach their online courses. A quarter of schools have increased the use of online adjunct instructors by five percent or more; 31 percent have increased their use by up to five percent. Yet often, these instructors don't receive training on how to teach online; the schools lack formal policies for faculty expectations; and faculty are expected to create their own online courses with or without institutional help.
Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service is launching an online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration.
In an effort to provide more flexible degree options for adult learners, Western Kentucky University is launching AMS On Demand, a competency-based bachelor of science degree program in advanced manufacturing.
Minnesota's Saint Mary's University is launching an accelerated online MBA program in an expansion of its fully online offerings.
Over the past few years, faculty at Florida International University's College of Business have created more than 2,500 videos, amounting to 5,000-plus hours of content, using lecture capture technology from Sonic Foundry.
Utica College has tapped a private partner in an effort to expand access for students as they complete prerequisite courses.
Fullbridge, a company that provides online training programs, will offer a series of online career development courses on the edX platform.
The plan was first begun a year ago when the board created a task force to examine how the state could better meet workforce needs through online education and increase effectiveness while reducing costs.