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The Rise of College Alternatives

Dan Schawbel | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Dan Schawbel

Today, a college degree comes with both student loans and career uncertainty. We used to count on college as the answer to the job market, but now we have to count on ourselves to take responsibility for our careers.

Idaho Board Of Education Repeals Online Graduation Requirement

Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

The Idaho Board of Education repealed Monday a pending policy that would have required this year's ninth graders -- and classes in years following -- ...

Hedging Our Bets

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Both groups know something is wrong in the world of higher ed, but neither is responding in a manner that would provide hope. Yet amidst their fallacies, each group provides values that can lead to an exciting solution.

Distance Learning and the Future of Education

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Education
Steven Cohen

Modern economies and technologies require life-long learning. Education, like health care, must advance its content and delivery systems to keep pace with emerging needs. Distance learning will be one part of our educational future. But it won't be the only part.

More Top Universities Offer Free Classes Online

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 11.19.2012 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platf...

Goodbye Corporate University, Hello Amazon Learning

Marcus Buckingham | Posted 11.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Marcus Buckingham

It's striking, given our increased appreciation for people's unique contributions to our society, that learning and leadership development models are still mostly viewed as one-size-fits-all. Why?

Why Students Who Plagiarize Get Away With Nothing

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Annie Murphy Paul

How many times have you borrowed the opinion of a political pundit? How often have you retailed the wisdom of a best-selling book or an expert on TV? The ethical infraction is minor, but the crime against our intellectual lives is great.

Michael Horn: Online Learning, Teaching And Misleading Opinions

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. A couple of pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post have attracted...

Didn't Get In To Harvard? You Can Take Courses Anyway

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the cha...

A College Just For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

With help from professors in California, undocumented immigrants are closer to accessing an affordable college education. University of California...

Skills That Pay the Bills

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

In its two years since launch, Skillshare has become a go-to destination for both professionals and enthusiastic amateurs looking to set up classes and start teaching

Ivy League, Free of Charge

Dr. Dianne Lynch | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Dr. Dianne Lynch

The problem is that we've come to expect that every child has the right to attend any institution willing to accept him or her, regardless of the cost. And that somebody, somewhere, will foot the bill or forgive the loans.

Reform Comes to Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Both online and in-person learning experiences should maximize the time students are applying new knowledge and skills, and minimize the time students are passively receiving knowledge.

Online Classrooms: Trash or Treasure?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Any sensitive theatergoer will tell you that live theater is a completely different experience than watching the same thing on TV or your computer screen. Can the energy that an inspiring teacher calls forth be funneled into a computer screen?

The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education

Jack Hidary | Posted 07.06.2012 | Education
Jack Hidary

New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide.

College in My 40s: A Hard Road, But a Sweet Reward

Leandro Lampa | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Leandro Lampa

Before I left I promised my mom I would earn my degree eventually so she could hang it on her wall at home. Twenty years later I had a wife, two kids, and a good job working as a plant operator. The last thing on my mind was sitting in a classroom.

Free Summer Learning

Uloop | Posted 09.02.2012 | College

While summer is typically considered a time for relaxing on the beach, exploring the outdoors and grilling, it can also be a great opportunity for learning.

What the UVA Squabble Tells Us About Higher Ed for the Masses

John M. Eger | Posted 08.27.2012 | College
John M. Eger

Unless we use technology to reinvent our current systems of education, we all will suffer as more and more people are left behind the learning curve, and left behind the mainstream of world economic development.

Live, Learn, Love

Naomi Troni | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Naomi Troni

It's a pretty safe bet there's information about virtually any area of interest somewhere on the Internet. The question now is not what you can learn online, it's how well you can learn it.

In Education, Technology Changes Everything and Nothing

Brandon Busteed | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Brandon Busteed

We have been investing more money per student, while outcomes have been flat. Faced with many challenges, we have turned to any potential solution. Many education policymakers hail technology, in particular, as the savior.

Whither the University

Dan Rockmore | Posted 06.17.2012 | Science
Dan Rockmore

Organizations that are nimble and willing to transform, overcoming ancient habit and risk-aversion, are likely to emerge as the new centers of intellectual excellence in the 21st century.

Show What You Know

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

A generation from now, the show-what-you-know category may be as important as diplomas. In the meantime, it will be fun to watch.

Should Students Be Allowed To Attend Class Via Video Chat?

By Angel Idowu Angel is a high school reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. Many students d...

State's Students Must Take Online Courses To Graduate

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

BOISE, Idaho — Education officials on Thursday gave final approval to a plan that makes Idaho the first state in the nation to require high scho...

Could The Internet Put An End To Snow Days?

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Could the Internet mean the end of snow days? Some schools think so, and they are experimenting with ways for students to do le...