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California Assemblyman Kevin McCarty has a long record of advocating for improvements in public education, criminal justice reform, and improved access to health care. He has also become an important actor in a new drama designed to introduce new regulations for OPMs...read more
Imagine what your iPhone would be like if Steve Jobs had—according to Walter Isaacson’s biography—succeeded in disallowing the open-platform App Store. We wouldn't have edtech platforms like today. How long would it have taken before we had apps to stream music, use...read more
In recent years, we have seen increased student interest in programs with strong career articulation. Eduventures data suggests that this interest comes at the expense of more traditional programs often housed in schools of arts and sciences. Programs like English, psychology, and history have fallen out of favor, while healthcare, business, engineering, and computer science have enjoyed rising popularity.read more
Community college is “where America really goes to college,” said Dr. Gail Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, in her keynote at Eduventures Summit 2019. The scale of community...read more
Campus visits are the single best way for students and their families to get a feel for different kinds of schools as they begin their college search and make a final assessment on fit. In fact, nearly all students (89%) tell us that their visit to their enrolling...read more
There’s a consistent trope making the rounds in higher education: most prospective students of all stripes view postsecondary education as essentially transactional and frequently influenced by career objectives.For those who have labored in the fields of Career and...read more
It would not be surprising if anyone reviewing the world of higher education technology ended up with a headache: companies make conflicting claims about their products, many products have overlapping functionality, and it is not always clear what different product...read more
Colleges and universities are wise to consider their prospects’ academic and career aspirations. Although many college-bound high school students will change their major during college, their perceptions about the availability and quality of their chosen fields of...read more
Each year at Eduventures Summit, we recognize the accomplishments of a handful of schools across the country with an Eduventures Innovation Award. This year, we honored four.Among them: online giants, a small private university, and a school at one of the oldest...read more
Once a year, we undertake the always interesting (but often headache-inducing) task of reviewing hundreds of unique and inventive technology products in the higher education market and classifying each of them into a single category. This year, we will publish our 2019 Higher Education Technology Landscape (Landscape) for the first time at the Eduventures Summit, commencing tomorrow in Boston.read more
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The old adage that nothing is certain but death and taxes is due for an update. We’re now assured that the arrival of a new academic calendar invariably sparks renewed debate over the merits, or lack thereof, of online program management (OPM) companies and OPM...read more
The landscape for undergraduate enrollment isn’t fair. Some institutions get all the students while others struggle to make enrollment. Certainly, regional markets for first-time undergraduates are heavily influenced by geo-demography. But geo-demography isn’t the...read more
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