Butler County, Lewis and Clark Community Colleges hacked

Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.


Partnership draws online students, and scrutiny, for a community college

A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.


2U completes purchase of edX, creating 'free to degree' platform

The online learning platform absorbs the nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT to expand its reach. Philosophical concerns linger, but edX partners will benefit from new investment.


Eastern Gateway Community College put on probation

Eastern Gateway Community College offered free courses to union members, and enrollment skyrocketed. But the institution’s accreditor put the college on probation, saying the rapid growth hurt the education offered.


Philanthropies help HBCUs take their education online

United Negro College Fund and Complete College America support Black colleges’ efforts to upgrade their expertise and replicate their unique educational offerings digitally.


Tiny Hilbert College bets big on large online presence

The college built an online program with grand ambitions and 11 degree offerings without relying on an online program manager.


New data offer sense of how COVID expanded online learning

Number of students studying exclusively or partially online ballooned in fall 2020, especially among undergraduates and at public universities.


Blackboard to merge with Anthology, creating massive ed-tech company


Combined entity will work with thousands of colleges across administrative and academic departments.


Online program companies publish data to try to sway critics

With their industry under scrutiny, two companies publish data on student outcomes and prices of online programs at their partner colleges. But the information skirts key financial questions.


Brandman University, adult-serving online institution, to become UMass Global

Massachusetts university system will align with adult-serving online institution in California, aiming to create a major national player in online learning.



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