As community colleges in West Virginia are facing budget cuts of nearly 8 percent this year, one school is turning to the education and publishing giant Pearson for help in lowering costs and transitioning its courses online, the company announced this week.
[caption id="attachment_58556" align="alignleft" width="150"] Colleges have looked to online courses in cutting costs.[/caption]
The partnership between Pearson and West Virginia University
Jake New studied journalism at Indiana University, where he was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. At the IDS, Jake covered the IU administration, minority student issues, and state education policy.
After a brief stint at the Bloomington Herald-Times covering IU, crime, and local politics, Jake interned at the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington D.C, writing about online learning, open-access policies, academic publishing, and ed-tech startups.
Jake joined eCampus News as an assistant editor in May 2013, where he continues to cover technology and higher education. His days often begin with a cup of coffee and the sinking feeling that another MOOC story is just around the corner.