Digital Learning

ASU spin-off is latest arrival in $20 billion corporate tuition benefits space

ASU's InStride is latest entrant to the $20 billion tuition benefits market, a potential growth area as employers mull alternatives to the traditional college degree and whether to pay for customized online credentials for their workers.

Investors bet big on the companies formerly known as MOOC providers

Australian company's investment of roughly $165 million in Coursera and FutureLearn suggests open course providers have found a viable business model. Not everyone is sold.

Institutions find success by developing online programs in-house rather than outsourcing

As concerns about outsourcing ring out across online education, several institutions have carved out niches by developing in-house capacity that resembles OPM functions.

With their industry under scrutiny, OPM leaders ponder their role

Leaders of companies colleges hire to take academic programs online discuss their role, the scrutiny they're facing and why we should call them something other than OPMs.

Wiley buys Knewton, an adaptive learning technology company

After failing to live up to the expectations it (self-)generated, the adaptive learning company Knewton goes out not with a bang but with a whimper.

Cengage and McGraw-Hill merge

Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education will combine to create one giant education publisher focused on digital content. Observers aren’t convinced that’s a good thing for students.

Report gauges potential risks to scholars and universities if publishers capture research and student data

Analysis commissioned by advocacy group documents how major companies' business strategies could help them lock up research and learning data that colleges and scholars need.

Students call for investigation of Arizona State partnership with Cengage

When an Arizona State professor accused the university of an unethical partnership with Cengage, the university denied it received grants from the company. But there was a financial relationship that wasn't revealed at the time. Students seek more details.

MIT and 8 other universities partner on shared digital credential infrastructure

Nine universities in five countries are working together to create a shared infrastructure for digital academic credentials.

Notre Dame and Holy Cross partner for pipeline from bachelor's to online data science master's

Bachelor's students at Holy Cross can enroll simultaneously in a data science master's program at Notre Dame. Administrators see such collaborations as integral to the future of traditional colleges.

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