Post-secondary is a shifting space — four year degrees may not always be the fit and new alternatives are being created at an alarming rate. This topic encompasses everything from higher ed to adult learning and workforce pipelines and development.
The return on investment from American colleges is dropping. But disruptive alternatives—like free—will pop the bubble for third tier institutions. Declining subsidies will convert your favorite state U into a selective private institution. Let’s make sure the massive public subsidy is producing an ROI.
About half of the states allow high school students to enroll in college courses. Last week Minnesota joined the club with legislation powered by a 'money follows the student' provision. Students can take courses on the college campus or online. Following is a summary written by our friend Joe Nathan.
Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.
Ten years ago tomorrow Utah Gov Mike Leavitt and I sat down to breakfast with a small group of reporters to brief them on a plan for a network of six early college high schools. The briefing was cut short when the governor’s chief of staff whispered in his ear…