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February 26, 2018
Education publisher Pearson has reported a return to profit for the first time in six years. Presenting the company’s annual financial results last week, CEO John Fallon said that the U.S. higher education business had stabilized after a difficult few years.
February 26, 2018
Western Governors University has established its eighth state affiliate, in Ohio. WGU Ohio was authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education on Feb. 22. The state approval means that students in Ohio will be eligible for grants to study online with WGU, with the aim of raising the profile of the university locally.
February 22, 2018
The American Council on Education has announced plans to evaluate skills learned in the workplace, putting a key higher ed organization in the middle of the alternative credentials landscape.
February 21, 2018
Community colleges are increasingly unsure whether their online courses meet federal accessibility requirements, survey finds.
February 21, 2018
The Jefferson Education Accelerator is to rebrand as the Jefferson Education Exchange, EdSurge reports.
February 16, 2018
Educause said Thursday that it is buying the assets of the New Media Consortium, a now defunct organization best known for its Horizon reports on the future of education technology. The consortium declared bankruptcy in December, and its assets were offered for sale. Multiple offers were made, but the court presiding over the bankruptcy accepted the Educause bid.
February 14, 2018
Cloud software company Kuali has raised $10 million in funding from ed-tech venture capital fund Owl Ventures. Joel Dehlin, CEO of Kuali, said that the $10 million investment would help Kuali accelerate development of its cloud-based software. The company offers open-source software for research management, financial management and business continuity planning, as well as a student information system.
February 8, 2018
Research papers submitted to Public Library of Science (PLOS) journals will now be automatically uploaded to the preprint server bioRxiv. By publishing papers on bioRxiv prior to peer review, scientists will be able to share their research faster, PLOS said. Authors will, however, be able to opt out. PLOS will screen incoming manuscripts to ensure they meet bioRxiv standards before posting them to the bioRxiv server. Comments on papers on bioRxiv will be evaluated as part of PLOS’s peer-review process.
February 8, 2018
Universities are turning to secret shoppers, not to spy on competitors, but to keep tabs on third-party vendors that run key functions like admissions.
February 7, 2018
Graduate dental school students took a selfie with two severed heads during class, the Associated Press reported. The photo was taken at a training workshop at the Yale School of Medicine last year. The photograph showed several students and a professor looking at the camera, while several other students continued to work. The two heads were on tables, facing up.


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