news roundup

An OER degree pathway, and graduation takes a village

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

news-roundupEach Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

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

In this week’s news:

Higher education agrees: Student graduation takes a village
At what stage of a student’s postsecondary experience does retention become a concern, and what can an institution do to keep its students on track?

Community college shares OER degree pathway
Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute and open courseware provider Lumen Learning have announced a collaboration to publish 24 online college courses for two complete degree programs.

7 trends that will revolutionize online learning
The idea that online learning could actually be better than face-to-face instruction has gained credence in recent years as new technology solutions promise to make the educational experience more personalized and engaging. Has that time finally arrived?

Choosing a college? Now there’s an app for that
Boston-based app developer LTG Exam Platform has introduced a new feature to their free adaptive standardized test prep apps, Prep4SAT and Prep4GMAT, that aims to match students with their ideal colleges.

Laura Ascione