news roundup

Credentialing, free tuition top this week’s news

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

news-roundupEvery 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:

Coursera launches project-based courses
Coursera announced it is offering 12 new project-based courses in topics from persuasive writing to computer construction.

Textbook Liberation Fund aims to save students $1B
A new $500,000 fund will provide grants to faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks.

Calif. students may receive free community college tuition
There’s been a lot of talk about California offering free tuition to all community college students in the state.

5 vital focus areas to make postsecondary credentials a success
What will it take to make credentialing an easier process for students? How can education stakeholders validate credentials? What do employers need from today’s credentials? How can minority learners better take advantage of credentials?

Laura Ascione