Milwaukee could block aid to for-profits

Inside Higher Ed reported this week that as the Trump administration tries to roll back education regulations, one city is attempting to stay a move ahead by fortifying its own protections for some college students.

Tech help for online programs

Few universities and colleges offer round-the-clock tech help for students taking online courses. But many have implemented a variety of approaches to cover most of the day.


Top art schools partner with online education platform Kadenze

Elite U.S. and international programs are starting to offer online courses so they are more accessible and affordable -- and to attract new students to their campuses. 

Coursera plans online expansion

As reported last week in Inside Higher Ed, online education platform Coursera has set a goal of offering 15 to 20 degree programs by the end of 2019. The company took another step toward that goal, announcing new degree offerings from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and France’s HEC Paris.

Review of data analytics marketplace

Eduventures on Wednesday released a review of the marketplace of data analytics firms serving higher education. The 24 companies Eduventures assesses include those that specialize in both the learning analytics and operational analytics spaces, and include a range of enterprise, domain-specific, bundled, and stand-alone solutions.

Trial and Error: Cutting textbook costs

Lynn University strives to slash students' spending while increasing the quality -- and use -- of course materials.

Hadley Institute leads in digital learning for the blind

Hadley Institute leads in online learning for the blind and visually impaired.

Arizona State to invest $100 million in library

Inside Higher Ed's other coverage of digital learning during the past week included:

Social media course affects online behavior of first-year med students

Researchers at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences found that a majority of the school's first-year medical students changed their behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course. The study results show that the "formal" education benefited med students as they develop professional habits inclusive of social media and look to avoid behavior detrimental to their careers.

Ball State students supply social media for NCAA basketball tournaments

During the NCAA basketball tournaments, Ball State students get real-world, real-time experience in sports media production.


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