July 30, 2016

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EDU Lead Buying Is Evolving – Are You Prepared? Attending LeadsCon New York Will Ensure That You’re Ahead of The Curve! Education lead models are evolving and new verification tools, platforms, and business models are enabling a strong shift from quantity to quality. With this evolution, it’s important that EDU lead buyers have the latest […]

For-Profit Education Companies for PE Investors – Special Invitation

MarketDrivenEDU.com is very pleased to be a partner of The Capital Roundtable for its full-day annual summer conference on “Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Focused Companies.”   Coming up on Tuesday, July 26, in New York City, the theme of this conference is Life After November — The New Reality for For-Profit Education Investors […]

ACICS in trouble, federal panel that oversees accrediting agencies voted to de-recognize the council

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools got closer to being terminated Thursday after the federal panel that oversees accrediting agencies voted to de-recognize the council, the largest national accreditor that oversees many for-profit colleges. The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) soon will pass its decision back to the U.S. […]

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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 […]

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