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The Open University and KPMG launch joint apprenticeship services

Partnership will deliver apprenticeship programmes as employers prepare for introduction of Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017 KPMG and The Open University (OU) are joining forces to launch an apprenticeship service that enables employers to identify and fulfil their future training needs, following the Government’s plan to introduce the Apprenticeship Levy. The Open University 

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Popular MITx philosophy MOOC introduces instructor grading

If one of the core philosophies of online learning is to democratize education, then a new verified certificate option for a philosophy course on MITx on edX — the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by the Institute — brings the concept full circle. MIT

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WGU Recognized for Reducing Student Debt by 41 Percent

Online, nonprofit university awarded Exemplary Model Award by American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) Western Governors University

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State Broadband Grants Will Boost Rural Wisconsin Internet Service

More than a dozen telecom companies could receive a total of $1.5 million under the government subsidies, which should add service for approximately 8,500 households. Government Technology 

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The Rise of the Online Degree at Public and Nonprofit Universities

Like meeting your spouse on the Internet, earning a degree online went from unthinkable to mainstream in a few short decades. Despite their well-documented scandals, we have for-profit universities to thank for popularizing online learning. They pioneered online degree options, and while enrollment in online degree programs at for-profit universities has dipped, overall online enrollments […]

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Travel online pro adds world of knowledge to Dallas e-learning company as CEO

If Carl Sparks had not gotten into business school, the former Travelocity CEO would have gone to work for Teach for America. Now, after nearly two decades of guiding online businesses, he’s pursuing his interest in education through his new role as CEO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas company that helps colleges expand their online […]

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UT Professors Create New Repository for Research into Education of Black Males

AUSTIN, Texas — To help researchers, journalists and policymakers locate available research on the education of black males, University of Texas College of Education Professors Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown launched The Black Male Education Research Collection, a new website. The University of Texas at Austin  

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As Pokémon Go Becomes a Sensation, Ed. Experts Weigh Pros and Cons

Like a thunderbolt from Pikachu’s tail, Pokémon is once again electrifying the nation. The latest incarnation of the Japanese franchise is a mobile app, Pokémon Go, which puts a digital overlay on the real world, requiring users to walk around their neighborhoods to collect characters and do battle with one another. Education Week

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Six Steps to Collaborative, Interactive Video

It’s always tempting to get excited about a new technology and design a learning program around it. This ignores the basic principles of collaborative learning. Instead, we should take a learner-centered approach and find the technologies that actually support the learner. Online video is no exception to this rule. Learning Solutions Magazine

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Online learning platform iversity gets a lifeline from Holtzbrinck media group

Berlin-based online education platform iversity looks to have pulled back from the brink of bankruptcy after securing new investment from Holtzbrinck Digital, the Internet investment arm of the education-focused Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Tech Crunch