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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

College golf is gearing up, but with an added COVID wrinkle: attestation forms - usatoday.com

224 shares By Julie Williams | January 31, 2021 4:54 pm Follow @Golfweek_Jules By the time a college golf coach gets his or her entire lineup to the first tee of a tournament this spring, a major hurdle will have been cleared. Central Florida head women’s golf coach Emily Marron will be among several coaches breathing a sigh of relief at that point. “I think the most stressful part now for us is testing,” Marron said in talking about the COVID protocols that are allowing college golf to go forward this spring. “It’s a little bit of anxiety for (student-athletes) too. They all feel healthy, we’re doing symptom tests, but you just never know, and it’s just a whole new thing.” Marron is hosting the UCF Challenge at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando this week. It’s one of the first women’s college tournaments of the spring. For the 17 teams in the field, the previous Wednesday was a big day. Many conferences have COVID testing protocols in place that require student-athletes to

With students forced online, Missouri's online programs make improvements - Columbia Daily Tribune

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With students forced online, Missouri's online programs make improvements - Columbia Daily Tribune With students forced online, Missouri's online programs make improvements - Columbia Daily Tribune Posted: 31 Jan 2021 06:33 AM PST Roger McKinney   | Columbia Daily Tribune With higher education students flocking to online courses  during the pandemic , the online programs at colleges and universities have been hustling to improve. Online bachelor's degree programs at the University of Missouri climbed 85 spots to No. 14 among 337 institutions in U.S. News and World Report's new rankings of online programs at colleges and universities. MU offers 16 online bachelor's degrees. The rankings listed several MU and University of Missouri System programs and some programs at Columbia College. The online master's of education programs at MU rose 45 spots to No. 15, the highest among Missouri schools. The rec

With students forced online, Missouri's online programs make improvements - Columbia Daily Tribune

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With students forced online, Missouri's online programs make improvements - Columbia Daily Tribune With students forced online, Missouri's online programs make improvements - Columbia Daily Tribune Posted: 31 Jan 2021 06:33 AM PST Roger McKinney   | Columbia Daily Tribune With higher education students flocking to online courses  during the pandemic , the online programs at colleges and universities have been hustling to improve. Online bachelor's degree programs at the University of Missouri climbed 85 spots to No. 14 among 337 institutions in U.S. News and World Report's new rankings of online programs at colleges and universities. MU offers 16 online bachelor's degrees. The rankings listed several MU and University of Missouri System programs and some programs at Columbia College. The online master's of education programs at MU rose 45 spots to No. 15, the highest among Missouri schools. The rec

Poets&Quants for Undergrads™ Names Best Undergraduate Business Schools for 2021 in Exclusive Rankings - PRNewswire

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Poets&Quants for Undergrads™ Names Best Undergraduate Business Schools for 2021 in Exclusive Rankings - PRNewswire Poets&Quants for Undergrads™ Names Best Undergraduate Business Schools for 2021 in Exclusive Rankings - PRNewswire Posted: 12 Jan 2021 12:00 AM PST OAKLAND, Calif. , Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --  Poets&Quants for Undergrads , the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news, has unveiled its fifth annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2021 rankings. Considered the most comprehensive assessment of undergraduate business programs, the data revealed the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as the #1 business school in the country for the fourth year in a row. For the first time in the history of the ranking, the same five schools were in the top-five for two years in a row. The University of Virginia McIntire placed second and NYU Stern also moved up one spot to third. Georg

WCU ranked by US News & World Report for online programs - Morganton News Herald

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WCU ranked by US News & World Report for online programs - Morganton News Herald WCU ranked by US News & World Report for online programs - Morganton News Herald Posted: 30 Jan 2021 12:46 PM PST {{featured_button_text}} The outlet U.S. News & World Report ranked Western Carolina University as one of the top providers of online programs across a number of categories for 2021. Submitted by Geoff Cantrell, Western Carolina University Special to The News Herald CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has been ranked among the top providers of online programs by U.S. News & World Report in numerous categories for 2021. In its evaluation of undergraduate and graduate online programs offered by higher education institutions across the country, the magazine placed WCU at 27th for online bachelor's degree business programs and 32nd for veterans seeking online graduate degrees in business.

A steady stream of Latino students were arriving on college campuses. Then the pandemic hit. - Washington Post

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Then the pandemic hit. Alvarez’s mother lost her restaurant job, and Alvarez, who is Mexican American and lives in Nashville, had to start taking care of her younger siblings, guiding them through remote school. Her own attendance suffered. And her grades dropped, plunging from B’s and A’s to straight D’s. Alvarez began questioning her plans to apply — anywhere. “I feel like I wouldn’t get into any colleges [because of] my grades being down,” she said in December. “I also think about my parents having to pay, if I don’t end up getting a scholarship — and I probably won’t now.” The steady stream of Latino students arriving on college campuses in recent years has been a bright spot in higher education, but some worry the pandemic could threaten those gains. The most recent enrollment data disaggregated by race showed a 5.4 percent drop in the head count of Latino undergraduates in the fall, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. What’s more, 26.4 p

With students forced online, Missouri's online programs make improvements - Columbia Daily Tribune

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Roger McKinney   | Columbia Daily Tribune With higher education students flocking to online courses during the pandemic, the online programs at colleges and universities have been hustling to improve. Online bachelor's degree programs at the University of Missouri climbed 85 spots to No. 14 among 337 institutions in U.S. News and World Report's new rankings of online programs at colleges and universities. MU offers 16 online bachelor's degrees. The rankings listed several MU and University of Missouri System programs and some programs at Columbia College. The online master's of education programs at MU rose 45 spots to No. 15, the highest among Missouri schools. The recognition is welcome, said Matt Gunkel, chief online learning and technology officer for the UM System. "Each program has its own merits," Gunkel said. "Receiving national recognition is very prestigious." More in education: MU research shows cats help children with autism sta

Wallace State OTA program creates new opportunities for students - Cullman Times Online

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Wallace State OTA program creates new opportunities for students - Cullman Times Online Wallace State OTA program creates new opportunities for students - Cullman Times Online Posted: 18 Dec 2020 12:00 AM PST When COVID-19 sent students in all levels of education home to work on their studies online, clinical fieldwork for healthcare programs was also affected, and the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Wallace State was no exception. Without completion of the internships, students cannot complete their program, thereby delaying their graduation and entrance into the field.    Rather than wait until things could get back to normal, Laura Smith, director of the Wallace State Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program, began working on finding other options for her students. Normally students would have been placed in traditional fieldwork sites such as clinics, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities