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By The Yellowdig Team

 

Key takeaways :

 

* Focus on non-traditional / corporate learners continues to grow among online programs

** Zovio (formerly Bridgepoint Education) has launched Employer Services division, just brought onboard Delta Airlines as a customer Link

  • ** Boston University's new online business degree is $24,000 for a reason. Unlike on-campus program, it has no electives and is aimed at a different audience. Link

  • ** Strayer's enrollment rose 11.5% year-over-year during the second quarter driven by “bigger scholarships and a "shift to lower-paying corporate-sponsored students" - Link

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  • * There is a growing interest among Provosts and CAOs for evidence based EdTech adoption

    • ** Data from the annual Campus Computing Survey confirm that most campuses do not “have a formal program to assess the impact of IT in instruction and learning outcomes.” Link

    • ** A research study finds many highered institutions are selecting expensive new ed-tech tools without strong evidence they improve student learning. Link

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  • * Regulation, data security and quality of instruction are starting to catch up with the EdTech party

    • ** Senators go after EdTech on student data usage Link

    • ** Pearson data breach: details of hundreds of thousands of U.S. students hacked. Link

    • ** Students are increasingly vocal about lower quality education. 6 more students join lawsuit against National American U. Link

    • ** Regular and Substantive’ Interaction: The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction. Link

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  • * More evidence that online learning can be as good, if not better, than in-person learning with the right tools

    • ** The Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction is one of the largest-scale experiments (at least if you measure scale by the number of institutions involved, rather than enrollments) in online postsecondary learning. Student participation broadened. Link



 

Disclaimer : This recap is based on what the Yellowdig team came across in the edtech news media in the month of August. We do not attest any 3rd party sources or claim this list is comprehensive.