Tag Archives: Higher Education

July 17th, 2012: More universities to partner with Coursera

A dozen more universities have signed partnerships with Coursera, a company that provides hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs)… In addition to U.Va., Coursera will also be serving as a platform for open online courses from the California … Continue reading

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What’s going on in California?

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June 29th, 2012: Interest Rates on Student Loans Will Remain at 3.4% for another year…

Congress voted today to freeze interest rates on federally subsidized student loans.  The interest rates, which were scheduled to jump to 6.8% this Sunday will remain at 3.4% for the next academic year.  The votes were as follows: 373 to … Continue reading

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June 26th, 2012: For-Profit Stocks Rise on Gainful Employment Reports

Shares of beaten-down for-profit education companies rebounded Tuesday following an employment evaluation from the Department of Education that was better than expected and a rosy earnings report from Apollo Group Inc. (APOL). In its long anticipated report, the Education Department … Continue reading

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June 11th, 2012: Noah Smith says college isn’t just a signaling method

Here’s a good post by Noah Smith. Economists have dedicated untold numbers of papers to showing that college doesn’t produce useful skills. But I think that this is missing the point; useful skills, which you mostly learn on the job, are … Continue reading

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June 8th, 2012: Another Criticism of Peter Thiel

President of Clark University, David P. Angel, criticizes Peter Thiel‘s 20 under 20 program here - via the Huffington Post  

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What are you good for?

I just started reading Andrew Delbanco’s book, and there’s a great quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe, so I’ll post it here.  I think this might speak to how many college seniors and recent graduates feel: During my last year, the … Continue reading

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Academic Earth

ACADEMIC EARTH “A best-in-class education portal… providing learners with a regular stream of high quality content and resources.”         – via the Academic Earth website The website: http://www.academicearth.org Founded in 2008 by Richard Ludlow. Acquired by Ampush Media in 2011. How … Continue reading

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May 17th, 2012: “How Competition is Killing Higher Education”

Private colleges are bleeding each other dry by competing for high rankings and good reputations.  Instead, should colleges try to cooperate with one another?  Maybe even outsource some of their classes? Read the full article by Mark C. Taylor here. … Continue reading

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Uh-oh…

You might be more likely to earn high wages, but there are more of you who are unemployed…. via Investors Business Daily

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