Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

The Distance Learning Conspiracy

The truth is finally out. Distance learning is a plot. Don’t believe it? Read the excellent WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report. Inside Higher Ed

Open University VC announces need for change

The Open University has started a root and branch review of its work to ensure it is fit to face the growing challenges of the future. The University’s traditional market – part-time higher education – is under threat from a decline in student numbers and potential competition from new providers. The Open University 

Download Report and Watch Video: Top trends to disrupt education over next decade

Top trends to disrupt education over next decade New findings in a report from The Open University outline future trends which will impact on education and teaching. The Innovating Pedagogy report says that the productive failure, formative analytics and design thinking are amongst the stand-out developments for the sector over the next 10 years. The […]

Optimizing Technology’s Promise

How can we be proactive as we optimize the promise of technology to anticipate and meet the needs of the diversity of students, faculty, and staff today and in the future? EDUCAUSE Review

State Educational Technology Directors Association Announces New Strategic Plan for 2017-2020

For Immediate Release Contact: Tracy S. Weeks, Ph.D. Executive Director SETDA 202-715-6636 x700 tweeks@setda.org SETDA Announces New Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 October 20, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders announced today the key initiatives of its new Strategic Plan. The 2017-2020 Plan builds on SETDA’s 15-year record of […]

California’s New Playbook For Online Education

Among the dismal track records for statewide online higher education initiatives, California’s is unquestionably the worst. It started in 1997 when California Virtual University was established by UC, CSU, the California Community College system, and independent colleges as a clearinghouse for existing online course offerings. Following a lack of funding, planning and leadership, CVU was […]

Innovative Cooperation, at Scale: An Interview with Michael M. Crow

The Arizona State University president talks about student success, technology changes in recent years, institutional transformation at scale, cooperation within higher education, personalized learning, and analytics. EDUCAUSE Review

Ohio Community Colleges Announce Partnership with Western Governors University

Agreement extends online, competency-based learning opportunities to all community college graduates, offers a tuition discount to community college graduates and employees, and establishes a 3+1 transfer program in Nursing Western Governors University 

[Massachusetts] State government explores partnership with online education company

Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes. MassLive

New York Approves Regulations – Moving Ahead with SARA

At the September 13, 2016 meeting of the NYS Board of Regents, New York State’s participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) was approved.  This action has New York institutions and students one step closer to enjoying the benefits of SARA participation such as providing set quality standards and safeguards, improving consumer protection, creating […]