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Higher ed's pandemic-fueled 'baptism by fire' a boon in the long run

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

The technological transition required of universities and colleges in recent months was trying, but educational technology leaders said they believe it was the boost their institutions needed.

How WGU aligns students' educations to employers' needs

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

Western Governors University Provost Marni Stein said an overdue overhaul of how universities credential their students "has to happen now."

U. Arizona boosts education accessibility with 'pay-what-you-can' courses

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

In recognition of many students facing financial hardship during the pandemic, the University of Arizona is relaxing its tuition schedules for some course offerings.

Bellevue University starts fully online data science degree program

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

As demand for employees with skills in data science rises, Bellevue University in Nebraska announces a new program that focuses on using "data to tell a story."

U. North Texas to offer degrees in cybersecurity, GIS

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Beginning in fall 2021, UNT students will be able to earn degrees in the growing fields of cybersecurity and geographic information systems.

Universities stormed by technical, cultural challenges during pandemic

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The rapid changes have made higher education administrators reactive, but it's time to start thinking strategically again, speakers said during an online conference Thursday.

Carnegie Mellon U. launches cybersecurity master's program in D.C.

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

The new program, headed by former U.S. Chief Information Security Officer Gregory Touhill, is designed to train a new generation of talent not only technically, but in business and management skills.

New website indexes free edtech resources during health crisis

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Following mass school closures, a new database makes it easy to find dozens of free and discounted edtech resources for students and teachers.

Illinois Tech announces 'college of computing' for all students

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

The new college is designed to teach computational and analytical skills to students of all majors, not only those studying computer science.