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JULY 2019  –  NEWSLETTER #24 ON ONLINE EDUCATION AT SCALE

 

HIGHER ED

• Moody’s: College revenue growth lagged in 2018

• Amazon Partners with George Mason University to Launch a Cloud-Based Degree

• University of Oxford Will Invest $190 Million on Humanities and Create an Institute for Ethics in AI

Capella Online University Opens a Brick-and-Mortar Center to Provide In-Person Support

 

COURSES

• 400+ Online Courses With Real College Credit That You Can Access For Free

• European MOOC Platforms Plan New Generation of Microcredentials

Billionaire Mark Cuban Takes Online Coding Classes to Sharpen His Investment Skills

 

INDUSTRY

JetBlue Eases the Financial Burden of Their Crew Members Earning a Master’s Degree

Facebook Teams Up With Community Colleges to Offer Certificate Programs on Digital Marketing

McGraw-Hill Education Chief Financial Officer Mike Evans Resigns

 

INVESTMENT

• Degreed Raises an Additional $75M to Expand Its Career Development Business

• Wiley Buys ZyBooks in $56M Cash Deal to Bolster Courseware Offerings

• ETS Invests in New Edtech Startup Accelerator Run by LearnLaunch

• Zuckerberg-Backed AltSchool Gives Up on Schools and Focuses on Tech. It’s a Major Makeover

 

AI

• Artificial Intelligence in Education is Here to Stay: Will it Augment or Replace?

• AI Education: Penn State Will Use a Virtual Assistant in Academic Advising

 

VIEWS

Are the Golden Years of Education Entrepreneurship Gone?

Ideas to Boost Your Course Completion Rate

• Teachers, Administrators or Students? What Sector Should Data Focus On?

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

Education Calendar  –  JULY  |  AUGUSTSEPTEMBER |  OCT–DEC 2019

 


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