Higher education is changing, and understanding how and why this evolution is occurring will be critical for those institutions who want to stay ahead of the curve. The Connect 2016 Higher Education Summit will feature sessions on everything from trends in higher education to alternate pathways for degrees to who is studying online. Learn some of the highlights from the summit in this blog post.
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Online higher education is no longer new, but it is evolving. A recent Credit Suisse report reveals the trends that are impacting higher education, including programs that work better online, a younger demographic, increasing globalization and a focus on job skills.
Open educational resources are becoming increasingly popular, saving students millions of dollars in textbook fees. The cost savings are only one benefit, however. These resources also enable institutions to provide flexible, customized learning that better reflect their brand, vision and values.
For-profit higher education institutions are under increasing regulatory pressure and are facing declining enrollments. Are we seeing the end of the for-profit education space? Learning House CEO Todd Zipper argues that for-profits are not doomed; those institutions that implement a few key strategies can still thrive in the increasingly competitive landscape.
The end of college as we know it is predicted in a new book, but the author raises more questions about what that means for our education system. In this review, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper takes a look at what the end of college really means, and how it might happen.
Student loans continue to rise, with the amount of total debt now reaching $1.2 trillion. What changes need to happen before this bubble bursts? Learning House CEO Todd Zipper shares his insight, including changes in both how loans are administered and what regulatory agencies need to consider.
As enrollments decline, online higher education needs to evolve. From competency-based education to focusing on outcomes to NEST programs, here are six of the trends we predict will shape education in 2016.
Adjunct faculty are playing an increasingly important role in higher education, especially in online programs. Now, a new survey from Learning House and WCET shares how higher education administrators navigate recruiting and supporting online adjunct faculty, including how much freedom is given in customizing courses and what kind of policies exist.
College closings are expected to triple by 2017. Rising costs and falling revenue both make keeping an institution viable more difficult. But for those that are willing to reimagine education, opportunity exists to not only survive, but also to thrive.
Big Data is one of the biggest forces transforming our world. With more, and better, data available faster than ever, it’s affecting every aspect of our lives. What does the rise of Big Data mean for higher education? How will it change the programs being offered and the way education is developed and delivered?