Will Coursera’s new bachelor’s completion degree be able to scale?

Will Coursera’s new bachelor’s completion degree be able to scale? Reported by Inside Higher Ed, Coursera has partnered with the University of North Texas to launch a degree completion program, Coursera’s first bachelor’s degree program. Incoming students can transfer up to 84 credits earned elsewhere, but must earn at least 34 credits through UNT in […]

The student housing collapse is coming

The student housing collapse is coming. Reported by Education Dive, despite representing less than 6% of loans, student housing currently accounts for 40% of loan defaults in the multifamily sector. Enrollment declines, the rise of online learners, and last decade’s housing boom creating an all-time high in student housing property prices have created a perfect […]

Is online education an entirely different product than traditional higher education?

Is online education an entirely different product than traditional higher education? Reported by EdSurge, many of us think of online education as simply a difference in modality, and therefore the question becomes how do we deliver the same experience through a different channel. But we really need to understand how absolutely different the average audience […]

Is the political climate leading to a surge in HBCU enrollment?

Is the hostile political climate leading to a surge in HBCU enrollment? Reported by Education Dive, one-third of historically black colleges and universities have seen record enrollment numbers within the past three years. Some theorize that recent public philanthropic gifts for HBCUs has ushered in a new understanding of the underfunding issues some HBCU’s have […]

Bringing Blockchain into the Business School at the University of the Cumberlands

What does the advent of artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and their related sub-fields mean for the future of business programs at universities? For example, financial technology, usually called fintech, is an emerging discipline that includes AI, big data, blockchain, and crypto. This assortment of components makes fintech an interdisciplinary field and thus presents […]