Lynn U.'s tablet revolution marches on. Its next initiative: affordable online degree programs delivered exclusively through iPads -- at tuition rates that are a fraction of what the university regularly charges.
Campuses in the the University of Arkansas System balk at the idea of paying the startup costs of an online institution that is missing its own fund-raising target and may one day compete for their students.
Ellucian, a major higher education technology company, announced Tuesday that its new president and CEO is Jeff Ray, who previously was CEO of the tech companies Ventyx and DS Solid Works. He succeeds John F. Speer III. who is now Ellucian's board chair.
The media company Univision and an online service provider plan to help Hispanic-serving institutions develop their distance education offerings. The announcement was made by Integrated Education Solutions, an arm of DeVry Education, which will work with Univision to help Hispanic-serving institutions develop and market their online academic programs. (Note: This item has been updated from an earlier version to correct errors.)
The University of Southern California and Wired magazine have teamed up to create an online master’s degree in integrated design, business and technology, the first in a previously announced venture-funded project in which Condé Nast publications and universities collaborate to create a set of accredited certificate programs and degree programs.