MOOCs and campus IT services on the rise

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
May 6th, 2016

news roundup

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

This week, we highlight the latest developments with MOOCs, from how MOOC enrollment is sustained in other countries, to how universities here in the U.S. are starting to see financial benefits from MOOCs. We also take a look at what students want from their universities, in particular, individualized campus services and a strong digital presence.

Read on for more:

IT: Why it’s critical to nurture the selfie in students
A new survey shows that students expect highly individualized campus services—and those schools that deliver can reap great rewards.

Developing country MOOC users not like those in the U.S.
Unlike in the U.S., completion and certification rates are actually growing for developing country MOOC users.

CU system reaping the benefits of MOOCs
The University of Colorado is starting to see some revenue from the free, massive open online courses it offers to the world through the website Coursera.

Students say digital presence is key to enrollment decisions
According to a new report, student survey data reinforces that higher education institutions must place greater emphasis on their digital presence, engaging students with digital communications that are most in line with their preferences in order to boost enrollment.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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