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This week, a significant portion of the Eastern US was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. That included our CUnet head office in Paramus, NJ (which is still without power) and many CUnet staff and customers. Power is slowly being restored to affected areas, repairs are being made, and people are doing the best they can to return to normal life. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the storm; we wish you the very best in this difficult time.
While most of the news was focused on this week’s storm, we did collect a few stories from the world of higher education that we thought we’d share.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and be safe!
- Higher education: Heading for upheaval? (Washington Post)
- Saving Higher Education (Huffington Post
- Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women (NPR)
- Colleges Rethink Need Blind Admissions in Favor of Meeting Need (Inside Higher Ed)
- The LMS Instructure Enters the MOOC Fray (Hack Education)
- Obama’s ‘Pay as You Earn’ Plan for Student Borrowers Becomes Official (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
- Across The Pond: Higher Education for profit, it’s time to move forward (
Conservative Home) New Efforts to Regulate For-Profit Colleges ( Policyshop) Advocates point to loan protection for community colleges ( California Watch) College Enrollments Down Slightly, Higher Education Shrinks For First Time In 15 Years ( Huffington Post) Nonprofit college spark new competition online, study finds ( Inside Higher Ed) It’s more than an education, it’s a life-long exchange ( Examiner.com) Online Ed Offers Cost Savings to Adult Students ( U.S. News & World Reports) At Conference, Leaders of ‘Traditional’ Online Learning Meet Upstart Free Providers (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- College Marketing Experts Set Sights on Kids Who Pay (
The Fiscal Times) College Admissions Tips for Military Veterans ( The New York Times) Tomorrow’s College Tackles Higher Ed’s Greatest Challenges: Grit, Funding & Tech ( Education Week) “As Good as" Is Not Good Enough ( Campus Technology) Does Online Education Need to be Free to Succeed ( MIT Technology Review)
Welcome back to Chateau de Higher Education News, my friends. For your reading pleasure today, we’ve brought together a bevy of the finest, new worthy ingredients to create a hearty stew of higher education news for you. This week, we spotlight how the Chronicle of Higher Education News is soliciting some for-profit schools to pick the speakers at a Loan Default conference, new regulations for Californian schools, the required election-oriented article, a look into how our Brazilian counterparts are succeeding, great news for Grand Canyon University, and a slew of articles on how online education is rapidly changing the face of education today. Bon appétit!
- ‘Chronicle of Higher Education’ Allows For-Profit College With High Student Loan Defaults to Sponsor and Pick the Speakers for Loan Default Event (
The Huffington Post) Californian For-profit colleges ordered to be transparent ( EdSource) Which Presidential Candidate Is Better for College Applicants? ( The New York Times) Brazilian For-Profit Colleges Beat Peers on Loan Breaks ( BusinessWeek) For-Profit Christian college wins free campus ( The Washington Post) Online degrees are the future of higher education ( The Progressive) Online Learning: Maturing? Perhaps. Improving? Always. ( Forbes) What Will the Future Bring for Coursera and Online Learning? ( The Atlantic) Thousands Enroll in UCSF Online Health Courses ( UCSF News Services) Students weigh in on value of massive open online classes ( The Massachusetts Daily Collegian)
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Well, another 604,800 seconds have passed, my friends, which means another weekly higher education news round-up has come around again on the Great CUnet Blog Turntable in the Cloud. This week, we have an interesting discussion about whether the quality proprietary schools out there can help police the industry as a whole, as well as a bevy of online education happenings, including new reputation surveys from U.S. News & World Report, Coursera’s seemingly continual growth, and a system that wants to give people a way to track what they actually know (provided you remember to use it). Also, today’s very special musical episode goes out to V.B. May you always gaze at the moon ‘til you lose your senses and forever be RIDICULOUS!
- Can For-Profit Colleges Police Themselves? (
The Street) More Colleges Team With For-Profit Web-Based Educator ( The Wall Street Journal) Online education threatens traditional colleges, IdeaFestival speaker says ( The Courier-Journal) Free Online Education Site Announces Big Expansion ( Forbes) U.S. News Launches New Reputation Surveys for Online Education Programs ( U.S. News & World Report) In brave new world of online ed, Smarterer wants to track what you’re actually learning ( GigaOm)
Some of the news that’s fit to print, or at least publish online. Our wonderful cat herding artwork comes to us from Anne Szabla.
- N.J. lawmakers study up on online education (
philly.com) Stanford U. Releases New Open-Source Online-Education Platform ( Wired Campus) Google open-sources online learning tools ( NetworkWorld) For-Profit College Claims Are ‘Nonsense,’ Obama Administration Says ( The Huffington Post) Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students? ( Colorlines) College may never be the same ( USA Today)
- For-profit colleges go under the microscope (
New Hampshire Business Review) Steve Gunderson: For-profit schools are the right choice for some students ( The Cap Times) British Universities Embrace Marketing ( Inside Higher Ed) Step Forward For New Higher Education Model ( Forbes) Online Education Could Lead to Greater Equality and Close the Achievement Gap ( PolicyMic) Who Will Online Higher Education Help? ( Slate)
Another week, another exciting higher education news round-up, beamed to you live from the CUnet newsroom – All day, every day, making tomorrow seem like yesterday!
Okay, I actually stole that motto from Big Time TV, the pirate television channel from Max Headroom, but that show is just so quotable. Without further ado, your steaming helping of weekly news headlines about higher education marketing. Today’s menu includes a look at education issues at the Republican National Convention, a look at vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s views on education, and some interesting pieces on online education. Enjoy!
- Student Debt and Career College Issues Largely Absent At RNC (
Inside Higher Ed) Paul Ryan on Education Policy ( Washington Post) More protections for students at vocational schools close at hand ( California Watch) Pioneers in college education for all: Advocate for free online education ( CNNMoney) Investors love online education. If only employers did too. ( Washington Post) Online Education Degrees Skyrocket ( USA Today)
It’s Friday afternoon, which means two things: 1. tomorrow you can sleep in (unless, of course, you have little kids, a dog, or any other responsibilities that would keep you from your cozy bed), and 2. it’s time for your weekly dose of higher education news! Here’s a selection of articles we came across this week that we thought we’d share. Have a fabulous weekend!
- Marketing Pros: Big Brand on Campus (Wall Street Journal)
- Financial Times owner to offer degrees (Marketing Week)
- How the Great Recession Proved, Beyond a Doubt, the Value of a College Degree (The Atlantic)
- Riding the MOOC Wave (Inside Higher Ed)
- Women’s Colleges Struggle to Keep Identity and Enrollment (USA Today)
- Online Education Degrees Now Dwarf Traditional Universities (
TechCrunch) Ex-Google executive’s new venture helps students avoid corporate life ( Reuters) MIT for the masses? Elite universities transform online education with free cyber courses ( The Washington Post) Vocational Education for a Post-Industrial Society ( EducationNext) Why College May Not Be the Best Choice for Your Education Dollar ( Daily Finance)
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