The Week in Digital Learning News From 'Inside Higher Ed'

April 18, 2018
 

The following developments received coverage in Inside Higher Ed this week:

  • We take an in-depth look at the stumbling start for the U.S. Education Department's Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative, designed to create pathways to nontraditional credentials using experiments in federal financial aid.
  • The agency approved the first program under the program, in which 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.
  • A Swiss human resources firm has agreed to purchase General Assembly, the largest skills and coding boot camp provider in the United States.
  • Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.

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