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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…

Small children carry high amounts of virus; safely opening colleges will be a challenge - WHTC News

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Friday, July 31, 2020 2:54 p.m. EDT by Thomson ReutersBy Nancy Lapid(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.Open https://ift.tt/2SLXyj2 in an external browser for a Reuters graphic on vaccines and treatments in development.Smallest children carry highest viral loadsWhile COVID-19 viral loads have been shown to be similar in children and adults, a new study finds the youngest children - those under age five - carry particularly large amounts of the coronavirus in the nose and throat. Researchers in Chicago tested swab samples from 145 individuals ages one month to 65 years with mild to moderate COVID-19. Their analysis suggests that in the youngest children, the viral load in the upper respiratory tract was 10-fold to 100-fold greater than in adults. The viral load test results did not distinguish between infectious virus parti…

Edwards-Ross is Full of Surprises and When Colleges See Him at Linebacker, Look Out - Sports Illustrated

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SHAWNEE -- All I saw Da'Shawn Edwards-Ross do was running back drills. He looked good taking a pitch out and going around the end. He looked very agile in the bag drills. He looked exactly the way you want a running back to in taking off on a wheel route and making the grab downfield in stride. The thing is Edwards-Ross is an outside linebacker for the Manhattan (Kan.) High School Indians.  Edwards-Ross really looks the part at linebacker.Robert Allen - Pokes Report publisher However, when I went to watch video on the 6-0, 210-pound outside linebacker from last season all I saw was No. 50 lined up at defensive end and defensive tackle. He finished last season for the 10-1 Indians with 53 tackles and 36 of those unassisted. He made 12.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and 5.5 of those were quarterback sacks. This season he is going to be an outside linebacker."I've basically played everywhere on the football field, but right now I'm playing outside linebacker,"…

Colleges lease hotels and apartments to reduce housing density this fall - Inside Higher Ed

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In an effort to reduce on-campus housing density, colleges are leasing apartments and hotel rooms to house students this fall. The arrangements are an added cost for colleges when budgets are already tight, but the rooms come at no additional expense for students and will hopefully reduce coronavirus spread on campus.In Boston, Northeastern University will lease rooms at the Westin Copley Place, the Midtown Hotel and a handful of nearby apartment buildings.“We understand that lowering density is going to help us keep everybody safe and healthy and have a successful academic year,” said Kathy Spiegelman, vice president and chief of campus planning and development at Northeastern. She was originally tasked to find 2,000 additional beds, though that target shrank after the university decided students could still have one roommate.Northeastern is renting out some meeting rooms at the Westin to use as classrooms for afternoon and evening seminars. The university will also install laundry f…

Congress should consider the evidence in funding college students' success | TheHill - The Hill

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As it considers another COVID relief package, Congress should provide additional financial support to unemployed and underemployed workers seeking new skills. Research on the 2008 recession makes clear why that matters: 95 percent of the jobs created in the wake of that recession required a college education. In both good and bad economic times, the likelihood of securing a fulfilling career with good wages and work conditions increases with a college credential.But not every college credential leads to a job with decent wages. So, as Congress considers how to support the development of new skills that our workforce needs, it should pay attention to the evidence that indicates which investments are most likely to set people up for success; not just during the recession but after it ends.    Troublingly, Congress is considering a proposal to allow the biggest federal pot of money that supports college students – Pell grants – to be spent on very short-term job training programs (those …

Bears football an all-time great program - Mount Airy News

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Bears football an all-time great program - Mount Airy NewsBears football an all-time great program - Mount Airy NewsPosted: 30 Jul 2020 04:40 PM PDTThe 2017 Mount Airy Bears prepare to take the field before the West Regional Final against Murphy.Cory Smith | The NewsMount Airy players pose for a team picture prior to the 2019 season.News File PhotoLegendary Mount Airy coach Jerry Hollingsworth held the school record for career wins (177) for nearly three decades. Hollingsworth, who coached the Bears from 1969-1990, passed away earlier this year at the age of 76.Doug McDaniel | Special to the News Mount Airy's football team has performed at a high level for the better part of the past century.The Granite Bears have made an impact not only in Surry County, but across the state of North Carolina. Mount Airy's championship pedigree predates many of the current area high schools' existence, with the Bears first football game taking place in 1915.As it turns out, Mount Airy's…

Google announces 100,000 scholarships for online certificates in data analytics, project management and UX - CNBC

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Google announces 100,000 scholarships for online certificates in data analytics, project management and UX - CNBCGoogle announces 100,000 scholarships for online certificates in data analytics, project management and UX - CNBCGoogle to fund 100,000 online certificate scholarships - Big ThinkPost Master's PMHNP Psych NP Certificate Online - Herzing UniversityGoogle announces 100,000 scholarships for online certificates in data analytics, project management and UX - CNBCPosted: 13 Jul 2020 12:00 AM PDT Today, Google announced three new online certificate programs in data analytics, project management and user experience design. The certificates are created and taught by Google employees, do not require a college degree, can be completed in three to six months and are offered through the online learning platform Coursera. Google says it will consider all of its certificates as the equivalent of a four-year college degree for related roles at the company."This is not revenue-…

Under ICE rules and visa complications, a semester with no new international students awaits - USA TODAY

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CLOSE After 9/11, the U.S. enforced stricter control on immigration. This enforcement led to the birth of Homeland Security and ICE, but what is ICE exactly? We explain. USA TODAY Raven Liu always thought that she had a chance, however slim it was, to travel from Beijing to the University of Southern California to attend her first semester in person, even during a pandemic.“It’s meaningless to learn online because I study film production,” the newly enrolled graduate student said. “I can’t collaborate with my teammates for shooting, and my first year of production courses can be wasted.”Liu booked the dormitory and even researched how to travel to the U.S. by circumventing travel restrictions. By last Friday, though, it became clear that her travel plans were off. That’s when Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that newly enrolled international students, such as first-year undergrads and graduate students, will not be allowed to enter the U.S. if their classes are taught fully…

UMass Online Launches 34 High Demand Online Degree and Certificate Programs - PRNewswire

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UMass Online Launches 34 High Demand Online Degree and Certificate Programs - PRNewswireUMass Online Launches 34 High Demand Online Degree and Certificate Programs - PRNewswireBelhaven University offering free online master's programs to full-time students - Clarion LedgerPurdue offers affordable online master's degree in civil engineering on edX - Purdue News ServiceColleges offer free summer courses - Inside Higher EdUMass Online Launches 34 High Demand Online Degree and Certificate Programs - PRNewswirePosted: 23 Jul 2020 06:00 AM PDTBOSTON, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- UMass Online launched 34 fully online degree and certificate programs since the beginning of FY20, the latest in the university's continued commitment to world-class online educational offerings. The new programs include a mix of undergraduate and graduate certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and a doctorate within STEM, health care, business and criminal justice. The lau…