Learning Innovation | April 2019: Georgia Tech, Coursera, edX, 2U, Instructure…

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APRIL 2019  –  NEWSLETTER #21 ON ONLINE EDUCATION AT SCALE

 

DEGREES AT SCALE

• Holy Cross and Notre Dame Start a New Model Around an Online Master’s

The story of OMSCS, the largest master’s program in computer science, with 10,000 students and 2,000 alumni

• Master’s degrees which can be completed online

• Research: Top online Artificial Intelligence courses and programs at scale

Success at Scale: The growth of large-scale online programs (UPCEA Report)

 

ACADEMIA

Technologies and policies needed to transform education, according to ASU’s Michael Crow

• Carnegie Mellon University announced that it will open source its OLI adaptive software and LearnSphere learning analytics platform. These tools are valued at $100 million.

Charles Isbell, professor and executive associate dean, named Dean of College of Computing at Georgia Tech, effective July 1

37 % of all graduate education in the U.S. is now online or blended. A significant transition ahead

Most colleges report online students perform about the same as face-to-face

Gartner: Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher ed in 2019

• View: OPMs as banks and enrollment machines

 

MOOC PLATFORMS

Coursera announced two MOOC-based degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder

• edX, the first non-profit OPM: “We can change the economics of customer acquisition and retention”

Udacity laid off 20% of its workforce, 75 employees, in order to be “a profitable company by the next quarter”

GFC Learning Free becomes the second largest MOOC platform

• FutureLearn MOOC platform offers unlimited access for $199 per year

Coursera released a Global Skills Index benchmarking 60 countries and 10 industries

 

INTERVIEWS

• Ray Schroeder: “Universities have to change to meet students’ needs”

• Michigan Ross’s Develops One of the Most Ambitious Initiatives in Online Learning

• Philanthropy University’s CEO says MOOCs are about social ROI

• “When It Comes to Paying Users, the Completion Rate Is Pretty High”, says Dhawal Shah

• Top professor in Health Informatics predicts the need for training in FHIR

 

INITIATIVES

2U acquired Trilogy Education for $750 million and duplicated its portfolio of universities

Instructure (Canvas LMS) acquired MasteryConnect for $42.5 million to expand its K-12 footprint

Gonzaga University rolls out an AI-driven virtual assistant for tech support

The U.S. Education Department started an investigation of eight colleges named in the admissions scandal

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

Education Calendar  –   APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY  |  AUG – DEC 2019


 

 

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Archive:
IBL Newsletter #20– March 2019
IBL Newsletter #19– January 2019
IBL Newsletter #18 – December 2018
IBL Newsletter #17 – November 2018

 

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