Making the on-campus experience so experientially better than the online one

Can institutions make their on-campus experience a lot more appealing than their online one? Reported by EdSurge, as online education continues to grow in popularity, some institutions are doubling down on their on-campus infrastructure. For instance, Arizona State University is partnering with Dreamscape Interactive to build a virtual reality lab that makes a fully immersive […]

Walden University uses AI assistant for personalized tutoring

Walden University is using an AI assistant for personalized tutoring. Reported by Campus Technology, Walden’s AI-powered tutor, Julian, can help identify learning gaps and generate new activities designed to reinforce critical concepts, customized to the individual learner. The takeaway? The combination of faculty-led instruction, and AI-empowered support is becoming more and more interesting. Beyond the […]

Software engineering majors can now earn 35% of their college credits through an IBM apprenticeship

Software engineering majors can now earn 35% of their college credits through an IBM apprenticeship. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, six colleges, including California State University, San Bernardino will now recognize participants in IBM’s software engineering apprenticeship program with 45 credit hours. The takeaway? There continue to be extraordinarily creative initiatives coming out of higher […]

The University of Arkansas acquires for-profit Grantham University for $1 to expand online reach

The University of Arkansas acquires for-profit Grantham University for $1 to expand their online reach. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, this acquisition includes the 4,000 currently enrolled Grantham students and doubles the number of available online degree offerings available to University of Arkansas students. The takeaway? As for-profit institutions anticipate increased scrutiny under the Biden […]

How is the test-optional admissions trend affecting K12 college prep?

How is the test-optional admissions trend affecting K12 college prep? Reported by Higher Ed Dive, some K12 schools looking to ensure the college readiness and acceptance rates of their students are looking toward new extracurricular initiatives. From adding college course options in high school to creating more in-person field trip experiences, to focusing on application […]

Are NDA’s coming for higher ed?

Are non-disclosure agreements coming for higher ed? Reported by Inside Higher Ed, University of Alabama system employees were recently asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, prohibiting them from speaking to non-system employees about their non-public work. This is potentially in response to a local publication that has been reporting on financial irregularities out of the […]