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Report: Gainful Employment Elimination Signals ‘Blasé’ Attitude Toward Higher Ed Abuse – NASFAA

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to scrap the federal gainful employment regulations wasn’t just a step back in holding institutions accountable for student outcomes—it ensures no for-profit institution can lose access to federal funds, no matter how poorly it performs, argue former Education Secretary Arne Duncan and David Whitman, Duncan’s former speechwriter, in a new More Info »

Online education’s expansion continues in higher ed with a focus on tech skills – Education Dive

Dive Brief: Online learning continues to expand in higher ed with the addition of several online master’s degrees and a new for-profit college that offers a hybrid of vocational training and liberal arts curriculum online. Inside Higher Ed reported the nonprofit learning provider edX is offering nine master’s degrees through five U.S. universities — the More Info »

Google Brings Computing Courses to 10 Colleges

Google announced its latest higher education foray Wednesday: technology courses developed in-house and delivered to students at 10 four-year institutions. Students at eight institutions can enroll this semester in two introductory courses on computer science and data science. The company developed the curriculum and provides the content and materials; institutions supply faculty members to lead More Info »

How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat – EdSurge

Could the rise in MOOC-based and other certificates affect how traditional college degree paths are designed? What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future More Info »

How Harvard’s Admissions Office Courts Donors and Low-Income Students – The Chronicle of Higher Education

William R. Fitzsimmons loves Harvard University. As its longtime dean of admissions, he spent the day here in federal court on Wednesday testifying about how the university labors to find the most promising students in all corners of the country. He sought to portray the elite institution as fighting widening economic divides, not a place More Info »