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April 23, 2018
The University of Phoenix’s online enrollment plummets while Western Governors and Southern New Hampshire near 100,000 students as they vie to rule the roost.
April 23, 2018
Publisher Cengage is partnering with the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation to give 1,000 college students free access to its digital higher education materials for one semester. Members of PTK, an international honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students pursuing associate degrees, can apply for a free subscription to Cengage Unlimited at the PTK website.
April 23, 2018
A federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether their academic programs meet state licensing requirements may be postponed.
April 18, 2018
An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out.
April 17, 2018
Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.
April 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the first program under its Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative. StraighterLine, an unaccredited online course provider, will partner with Brookhaven College in Texas to offer a joint associate degree to students this August. Students will complete more than 50 percent of their course work online through the StraighterLine platform.
April 13, 2018
Top Hat, a company that provides cloud-based teaching tools, has made access to open educational resources free on its platform. Under Top Hat’s old pricing structure, students would have paid $26 for one semester to access Top Hat’s online textbooks, 90 percent of which are OER. Now students will be able to access these resources through the Top Hat platform at no cost.
April 11, 2018
Maryville University has bold plans for expansion online, with Pearson's help, but experts warn that the small private university could struggle to stand out.
April 9, 2018
Publishers Wiley, Cengage, Pearson and McGraw-Hill Education have won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a seller of fake textbooks. Book Dog Books, a textbook-selling company, was last week found guilty of multiple counts of trademark and copyright infringement. The company was fined $34.2 million -- thought to be one of the largest amounts ever awarded to publishers in a counterfeit-textbook case.
April 9, 2018
The governor of Virginia has approved a bill requiring all public higher education institutions in the state to take steps to adopt open educational resources -- freely accessible and openly copyrighted educational materials. Under the new rules, each institution will be required to draw up guidelines for the adoption of OER or low-cost alternatives to texts from commercial publishers.

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