Digital Learning

University resets its pricing for online students because of policy that hurts part-time students

Southern Utah's policies disadvantage students who take fewer credits -- like most who study online. The university is cutting the per-credit price by nearly a third as it tries to ramp up enrollment.

New Arizona State subsidiary looks to help non-U.S. colleges expand online and on campus

Arizona State creates another company partnership, called Cintana Education and led by the founder of Laureate Education, to work with universities in other countries to expand online and campus programs.

New online ed start-up aims at community college market -- with University of Pittsburgh's backing

Outlier, from founder of MasterClass, aims to create high-quality, low-priced ($400) gen-ed courses to help community college students transfer. Credits will bear University of Pittsburgh's name.

Boston U's new online M.B.A. is less expensive than, and different from, on-campus program

Boston University's new online business degree is $24,000 for a reason. Unlike on-campus program, it has no electives and is aimed at a different audience.

London School of Economics to start 2U's first undergraduate degree program

London School of Economics and its parent university will create a fully online data science degree. Program, priced at $20,000, is 2U's first foray into the bachelor's degree market.

Bad day for 2U highlights vulnerability of online program management companies

After online program management company 2U talked openly about its challenges, the company’s stock plummeted. Analysts say the company, and others like it, are down but not out.

California acts to fix issue threatening U.S. aid to thousands of online students

State officials set up complaint process for students enrolled at out-of-state public and nonprofit colleges -- but Education Department won't confirm the fix will actually work.

Cengage and McGraw-Hill merger faces growing opposition

Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

Dispute over federal rules on state authorization imperils thousands of California students

Years-long fight over federal rules governing state standards for online education could imperil standing of tens of thousands of students.

Perspectives from the field on Amazon's big-dollar entry into training workers

The retailer is pouring $700 million into worker training -- mostly through its own programs. We asked some experts on postsecondary education and training to assess whether Amazon's initiative is threat or boon to higher education.


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