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The surge in esports (a.k.a. competitive video gaming) has officially transferred off of the couch and onto campus. Over the past year, several institutions have embraced extracurricular activities focused on esports. Others are even bringing esports into the...read more
As the 21st century nears the two-decade mark, more than 90% of degree or certificate granting colleges and universities remain wedded to an idea first introduced alongside the birth of the flush toilet, typesetting, and the curtain rod. We speak, of course, of the...read more
By now it’s an open secret that cybersecurity is a hot ticket in the world of academic programs. Employment prospects for graduates are excellent—many employers can’t fill open positions fast enough. Many institutions have added, or are thinking about adding, a new cybersecurity program to their portfolios.read more
All of us have been in a situation where we have had to validate our identity or provide proof of our abilities. You may have recently used your driver’s license to go through airport security or rent a car, for example. While these activities may seem simple, they...read more
Let’s start with two things I don’t think will happen next year: an enrollment-spurring recession (enrollment-spurring for the adult market particularly—my bet is 2020), and passage of the reauthorized Higher Education Act (unlikely with a divided Congress). Here are...read more
For our final post of 2018, we reflect on what you, our readers, have signaled are the most important topics of the past year. The themes of our top five most-read Wake-Up Calls range widely—from questions about the evolving online program management (OPM) market, to getting ahead of the recruitment curve for all kinds of students.read more
For this post, we asked five Eduventures analysts to reflect on a simple question: What did you learn this year? As their answers revealed, quite a lot.read more
Back in January, I made three higher education predictions for 2018. This Wake-Up Call examines whether this year’s forecasts panned out. My 2018 conjectures were nothing if not ambitious. Throwing precedent and experience out the window, I predicted:read more
The online program management (OPM) market shows few signs of slowing down. The recent $200 million acquisition of The Learning House by Wiley Education Services suggests that the marketplace for online learning is strong and poised for further growth. Eduventures’...read more
There used to be an inverse relationship between top graduate schools and online master’s degrees. The more prestigious the institution, the less likely it was to offer any degree fully online. Deans and faculty eyed online suspiciously, convinced that the delivery...read more
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The role of technology in teaching and learning is a hot topic. Every week, there’s a new batch of articles and blogs highlighting initiatives that leverage solutions to support personalized learning, learning spaces, and student-centered learning.read more
What makes a great online course? How much of a course should be devoted to student engagement with content versus time with faculty, other students, and support staff? Our latest CHLOE report, published today, offers some insights.read more
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