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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal

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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Posted: 29 Jun 2021 04:00 AM PDT Education-technology company 2U Inc., which runs graduate programs for dozens of top universities, is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for $800 million. The deal combines two major players in online instruction as universities around the world push more aggressively into digital offerings. Many schools scrambled to shift courses online when the pandemic shut campuses last year, and they are now expected to build on—and polish—the programs. The sale proceeds will go to a nonprofit, to be run by Harvard and MIT, that the schools say will focus on reducing inequalities in access to education. It will maintain the open-acc

ELECTION DAY is HERE – BAKER sets CURFEW to curb VIRUS – What YOU are watching tonight - Politico

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ELECTION DAY is HERE – BAKER sets CURFEW to curb VIRUS – What YOU are watching tonight - Politico ELECTION DAY is HERE – BAKER sets CURFEW to curb VIRUS – What YOU are watching tonight - Politico Posted: 03 Nov 2020 12:00 AM PST GOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS . Happy Election Day! Polls are open until 8 p.m. After that, tune into POLITICO's Live Chat for election analysis. WHAT THE ELECTION RESULTS COULD MEAN FOR #MAPOLI — There's virtually no doubt Democratic nominee Joe Biden will beat President Donald Trump in deep blue Massachusetts today. But a victory for either candidate will have a profound impact on the Bay State. If Biden wins, the Massachusetts delegation could have some newfound clout, especially if Democrats manage to flip the Senate. The region would have two loud voices on the left in Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Ed Markey. And Massachusetts is already represented in high-ranking House posts, where Democrats are

The (Remote) Interview: Karintha Fenley | News Center - UNLV NewsCenter

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The (Remote) Interview: Karintha Fenley | News Center - UNLV NewsCenter The (Remote) Interview: Karintha Fenley | News Center - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 30 Nov 2020 08:54 AM PST Karintha Fenley wore a multitude of hats before finding her way to academic advising. She worked in construction, as an IT consultant, in sales and credit; she served her way through her master's degree, as a graduate student by day and cocktail waitress on the Strip by night. When she finally landed in her role as an academic advisor for the College of Urban Affairs , for the first time, it felt like the perfect fit. Fenley sees herself in the students she works with — the new parents, the graveyard shift workers, the military families — and brings in her own life experiences into her approach to advising. "My favorite things about Karintha are her kindness, empathy, and willingness to help a student no matter what situation they're in," said Kei

College football picks, predictions against the spread for every Week 14 top 25 game - Sporting News

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There are just two weeks remaining in the 2020 college football season, which heads into December with a full slate of top 25 teams.   There are just two matchups between ranked teams in Week 14. No. 25 Liberty travels to No. 14 Coastal Carolina, and No. 10 Indiana faces No. 18 Wisconsin. There are sure to be more schedule changes along the way because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.   MORE: College football bowl projections after Week 13 The second set of College Football Playoff rankings will be unveiled Tuesday, and that is sure to add to the excitement. SN picks every top 25 game against the spread each week. Here is a look at our track record this season:   Last week: 11-2 S/U, 6-7 ATS  Overall: 140-38 S/U, 92-77 ATS    Top 25: 130-33 S/U, 87-73 ATS     Now, a look at our picks against the spread for Week 14:   Week 14 picks against the spread   Saturday, Dec. 5  No. 5 Texas A&M (-6.5) at Auburn   The line jumped 2.5 points from its open, a

Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Digital Marketing Degree Programs - PRNewswire

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Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Digital Marketing Degree Programs - PRNewswire Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Digital Marketing Degree Programs - PRNewswire Posted: 09 Nov 2020 12:00 AM PST CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Colleges ( www.valuecolleges.com ), an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate education, is pleased to share three new rankings: 25 Best Value Online Digital Marketing Master's for 2021 https://www.valuecolleges.com/ranking/best-digital-marketing-masters-online/ Top 25 Best Value Online Digital Marketing Bachelor's for 2021 https://www.valuecolleges.com/ranking/best-online-digital-marketing-degrees/ Top 25 Best Value Online Digital Marketing Certificates for 2021 https://www.valuecolleges.com/ranking/best-online-digital-marketing-certificate-programs/ For all rankings, Value Colleges focused specifically on fully accredited colleges and univer

Cyber Monday deals on online courses: edX, Coursera, MasterClass, Udemy - Business Insider - Business Insider

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Cyber Monday deals on online courses: edX, Coursera, MasterClass, Udemy - Business Insider - Business Insider Cyber Monday deals on online courses: edX, Coursera, MasterClass, Udemy - Business Insider - Business Insider Posted: 30 Nov 2020 10:55 AM PST When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. As part of their  Cyber Monday deals, many e-learning platforms and products like Coursera , edX , Udemy , MasterClass , CreativeLive , Skillshare , Babbel , Rosetta Stone , Kindle , and Audible are offering online courses and subscriptions for free or at a discounted price. Below, we break down the deals for each platform, our recs for the best courses, plus how to give them as gifts. Read Insider Reviews' Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings. Cyber Monday sales are often associated with physical products like TVs or headphones , but e-learning deals shouldn't be overloo

Meet LaShica Davis Waters '20PHD: 'Representation Really Does Matter and I Appreciate the College of Education for Recognizing That and Providing Me the Opportunity to Learn from a Variety of Brilliant Leaders' - NC State College of Education News

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Meet LaShica Davis Waters '20PHD: 'Representation Really Does Matter and I Appreciate the College of Education for Recognizing That and Providing Me the Opportunity to Learn from a Variety of Brilliant Leaders' - NC State College of Education News Meet LaShica Davis Waters '20PHD: 'Representation Really Does Matter and I Appreciate the College of Education for Recognizing That and Providing Me the Opportunity to Learn from a Variety of Brilliant Leaders' - NC State College of Education News Posted: 30 Nov 2020 08:29 AM PST This is part of a series of profiles on students who are graduating in December 2020. LaShica Davis Waters '20PHD fell in love with higher education when she began her college career as a first-generation college student. As the academic advisor for NC State's Leadership in the Public Sector program, the university's only online undergraduate program tar