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New Video Questions False Promises of Online Education Industry

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education's new animated video, which raises serious concerns about the claims and promises being made by the on...

Rush to Online Higher Ed Only Provides 'Access' to Failure

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

Contrary to what some may claim, there is a very real digital divide -- an inequity between those who have regular, reliable access to the internet and digital technologies and those who do not -- that makes basic access to online courses more problematic for some groups.

Online Higher Ed a Cost Savings for Students, Universities? Think Again

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Susan Meisenhelder

One of the most widely touted claims in the conversation surrounding online higher education is that it will save students, universities and taxpayers...

Online Higher Ed's Profit Potential Aids in Driving Push Toward 'Innovation'

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 03.19.2014 | College
Susan Meisenhelder

Before falling for glittery corporate discourse about the glory of online higher education, more analysis of profit potential and the true motivation behind this sector is not just needed but critical. The future of higher education, and taxpayer dollars, depend on it.

Graduation Begins Today -- Online

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many adult learners enrolling online for the first time may be somewhat apprehensive about online education. After all, their only experience of learning has been in traditional, face-to-face settings. Other adult learners expect it to be fun, fast, and friendly.

The Tragedy of Those Shut Out of Higher Education: It Needn't be Anymore

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.17.2012 | Education
Shai Reshef

The recent tragedy of the stampeding death of a prospective student's mother and the mile-long line for individuals looking for last-chance spots at South Africa's public universities serves to highlight the importance of opening access to higher education.

Chris Kirkham

With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit of Students and Revenues | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Education Management Corp. was already a swiftly growing player in the lucrative world of for-profit higher education, with annual revenues topping $1...