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Is there more to a MOOC than its completion rate?

Significant cost return-on-investment, massive social networking momentum, and thousands of downloads of one University’s MOOC have led experts to the conclusion that their MOOC initiative is a home-run success—a success…

Duncan calls for more college funding

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a gathering of college and university leaders on July 27 that his vision for America's higher-education system includes making college more affordable, financial aid…

Containing the costs of a higher education degree

Many higher-ed institutions are turning to online models to more cheaply deliver certain kinds of courses and assess student learning. Is this, in fact, a good or sustainable strategy? What…

3 ways tech can reduce growing costs for student services

As campus IT departments move to on-demand models—ecosystems that support fully-customized and personalized options—for student services and campus functions, it’s also critical to provide these services at a lower over-time…

Will further state higher-ed funding cuts hinder economic innovation?

A new analysis of state spending projects that a slowing in the growth of the labor force will lead to slower economic growth over the next decade, while rising Medicaid…

How to calculate the real costs of developing and delivering MOOCs

Is a MOOC worth anywhere between $39,000 to $325,000 in development and delivery costs to your college or university? How do you know? For colleges and universities already on alert thanks…

Community colleges seeking money to hold onto students

SUNY's community colleges are seeking increased funding of $250 per student for initiatives to hold onto students and decrease the number of remedial classes they have to take. SUNY Adirondack President…

Accreditation is bigger than a chicken-and-egg problem

Sylvia Manning, former president of the regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission, who was also infamously embroiled in the closure of Altius Education, has published a paper with the…

5 questions for the cross-examination of higher ed

Higher education is in the dock in 2014. The questions are flying. Why does it cost so much? Why does it cost more each year? Why do so many students…

Universities now taking major gamble on one person

Imagine that you’re in debt, so much so that your house is on your bank’s radar for repossession. You have a little money, but not much, and you feel if…

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