Digital Learning News in 'Inside Higher Ed' This Week

Among the topics: unusual partnership between liberal arts college and coding camp; joint degrees in nursing; new life for an accreditor.

November 28, 2018

The following news developments relevant to "Inside Digital Learning" readers received coverage in our parent publication, Inside Higher Ed, this week:

  • A liberal arts college and a coding boot camp are working together to trade expertise and share accreditation to offer degrees that combine a traditional liberal arts education with cutting-edge coding skills. Inside Higher Ed's Lindsay McKenzie and Paul Fain dig into a new partnership between Dominican University of California and Make School, which has newly earned regional accreditation.
  • In a free webcast, Inside Higher Ed's editors discuss and analyze the results of our 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. Watch the webcast here.
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will restore federal recognition to a for-profit college accreditor for which the Obama administration withdrew recognition. DeVos will act on the recommendation of a senior department official who recommended in September that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools be reinstated with the condition that it demonstrate full compliance with federal standards within 12 months. The decision means colleges overseen by the accreditor that failed to find recognition elsewhere will maintain their access to federal student aid.
  • Public-private partnerships between universities and community colleges are growing as national demand for nurses with bachelor's degrees is increasing. Trying to stave off a projected shortfall of more than a million nurses in coming decades, the institutions are creating shorter, faster joint degrees, several of which have an online component.


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