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Alternative Credentials, Scaled Degrees, and the New Higher Ed Matthew Effect | Learning Innovation - Inside Higher Ed

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Alternative Credentials, Scaled Degrees, and the New Higher Ed Matthew Effect | Learning Innovation - Inside Higher EdAlternative Credentials, Scaled Degrees, and the New Higher Ed Matthew Effect | Learning Innovation - Inside Higher EdPosted: 10 Aug 2020 01:44 PM PDT HBS Online saw a 650 percent increase in enrollment between April and June compared to the same period in 2019…Online degrees offered by the Gies College of Business, including an iMBA priced under $22,000 offered in partnership with online learning platform Coursera, have seen record applications this year, Elliott said. Applications have particularly increased among women. More than 2,500 applications have so far been submitted to the iMBA program starting this fall -- a 35 percent increase from August 2019.Since mid-March, more than 18 million registered users have joined Coursera, a more than 400 percent increase from the same time period last year. Enrollments in India increased by 1,044 percent, followed by Italy at…

DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence - POLITICO

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DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence - POLITICODeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence - POLITICOPosted: 30 Jun 2020 04:00 PM PDT Gov. Ron DeSantis speaking at a conference. | AP Photo TALLAHASSEE — With a stroke of his veto pen, Gov. Ron DeSantis wiped out the entire $29.4 million budget for a suite of online education services that have become critical to students and faculty during the Covid-19 outbreak.The move, barring action before midnight Tuesday, will kill the Complete Florida Plus Program, an array of technology systems that faculty, staff and students throughout Florida rely on, never more so than now, in the midst of a pandemic that has amplified reliance on distance learning. The cuts include a database of online courses and an online library service that provides 17 million books to 1.3 million students, faculty and staff.AdvertisementAt least 2,000 adult learners could be cut off from their scholarships and school accreditation…

WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American

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WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa AmericanWGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa AmericanWhy Cornell Will Reopen in the Fall - Wall Street JournalEnzo Biochem to Provide COVID-19 Testing to Farmingdale State College Staff and Students as They Return to Campus - GlobeNewswireWGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa AmericanPosted: 30 Jun 2020 09:49 AM PDTSALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 30, 2020--Western Governors University (WGU) has appointed Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of its College of Health Professions. In this role, Dr. Jones-Schenk will lead all strategic, operational, and academic initiatives and processes for the college, which has nearly 30,000 enrolled students and 70,000…

All The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&Quants

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All The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&QuantsAll The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&QuantsCollege Tuition Refunds, Discounts an Uphill Battle Amid Coronavirus | Paying for College - U.S. News & World ReportThe Top One-Year MBA Programs In The United States - Poets&QuantsAll The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&QuantsPosted: 20 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDTEditor's note: This story has been updated to include new STEM offerings from Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management, and others.At first, it was about politics. (As always, it's about cost, too.) Now, for some schools, it may be about helping students and alumni in an emergency.For more than three years, business schools big and small in the United States have embraced STEM as a way to mitigate the losses of Indian, Chinese, and other indispensable international student popul…

Williams College joins Bowdoin in canceling 2020 fall sports season - Boston.com

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Williams College on Monday became the second school in the New England Small College Athletic Conference to announce that it will not participate in fall athletics amid the coronavirus outbreak.In a letter written to the Williams community on the school’s website, President Maud S. Manel said that while students will be allowed to return to campus in the fall for in-person learning and that sports teams will be able to practice in small groups, traveling and competing in games will not be allowed.The Division 3 school in Williamstown joins Bowdoin College, also a NESCAC member, and UMass-Boston as New England-area institutions that have announced they will sit out the fall season.Advertisement “Our decision has been guided by the utmost attention to safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, staff and community,” said Manel in the letter. “Knowing how important athletics is in the lives of many students, we hope to provide opportunities for team engageme…

'A scary reality': Students react to colleges' reopening plans with mix of optimism, fear - USA TODAY

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CLOSE Online learning, single rooms in hotels as dorms and staggered scheduling are just some of the ideas in motion for 2020's fall semester. USA TODAY Arriving on campus kick-starts a year of firsts for college freshmen, and Abbey Shea was excited about all of them. Her first introduction to new roommates who may become lifelong friends, first semester away from home, first foray into independence.And then her Port Orange, Florida, high school postponed its graduation ceremony because of the coronavirus. Uncertainty set in, and Shea braced herself for “a new normal,” she said — a college experience far different from the social mecca she’d imagined. “I’m trying to open myself up more,” said Shea, 18, who selected Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale as much for its diverse student population as for academic reasons. Now, she worries pandemic-related rules will smother her interpersonal goals. “I know it’s not going to be the same.”Though Nova, a private university, has …