June 26, 2016

Member Discount : Meet 1,700+ prospects at LeadsCon – final days to save!

Market Driven EDU Discount Link: LeadsCon’s Lowest Rate Expires In Hours – New Business Partners Are Yours For The Taking! The time to act is now– it’s your final opportunity to cash in on the early bird price for LeadsCon New York. Join thousands of your colleagues, peers and most importantly your competitors who have […]

The importance of accurate data, Eduventures report

Defining a Data Quality Diet While “data quality” may seem like an intuitive concept, its definition varies among stakeholders. For example, they may agree that data has to be accurate but disagree about how often data should be updated to meet the standard. In order to find consensus, institutional leaders should establish common data quality […]

Udemy has raised a new round of funding, to the tune of $60 million

Udemy received a $60 million investment from the South African media company. Online education startup Udemy has raised a new round of funding, to the tune of $60 million, from South African media company Naspers. Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, is joining Udemy’s Board of Directors. Founded in 2010, Udemy is a marketplace for […]

13th annual report of the state of online learning in U.S. Higher education

The 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson, StudyPortals, WCET and Tyton Partners, is the leading barometer of online learning in the United States.   Key report findings include: A year‐to‐year 3.9% increase in the number of distance education students, up from the  3.7% rate recorded last year. More than one in four students (28%) now take at least one distance education course (a  total of 5,828,826 students, a year‐to‐year increase of 217,275). The total of 5.8 million fall 2014 distance education students is composed of 2.85 million  taking all of their courses at a distance and 2.97 million taking some, but not all, distance  courses. Public institutions command the largest portion of distance education students, with 72.7%  of all undergraduate and 38.7% of all graduate‐level distance students. The proportion of chief academic leaders that say online learning is critical to their long‐ term strategy fell from 70.8% last year to 63.3% this year. The percent of academic leaders rating the learning outcomes in online education as the  same or superior to those in face‐to‐face instruction is now at 71.4%. Only 29.1% of academic leaders report that their faculty accept the “value and legitimacy  of online education.” Among schools with the largest distance enrollments, 60.1% report  faculty acceptance while only 11.6% of the schools with no distance enrollments do so. Link […]

Compliance Alert: Expand, Gigats, Softrock & ALL vendors using their data!

PLAINTIFF 4. The FTC is an independent agency of the United States Government created by statute. 15 U.S.C. §§ 41-58. The FTC enforces Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a), which prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce. 5. The FTC is authorized to initiate federal district court […]

Are Community Colleges good stepping stones? Not for most!

If you could pick up a college degree for about half the sticker price, you would, right? If so, you’ve got company. More than 80 percent of community college students say when they start there they expect to continue on and eventually earn a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Yet most students […]

Federal judge rules Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lacks the authority to investigate for-profit-college accreditors.

A federal judge on Thursday struck a blow to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent foray into college accreditation, ruling that the bureau lacks the authority to investigate how accreditors approve for-profit colleges. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon rejected the CFPB’sattempt to force an embattled national accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and […]

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