For generations, most college-bound Americans paid reasonable fees to attend publicly financed state universities.But the bedrock of that system is fracturing as cash-strapped states
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Online education platform Coursera wants to drag elite education into the 21st century. And yesterday, the academy jumped on board.
"Every new generation must rewrite history in its own way," wrote the philosopher R. G. Collingwood. But the surreal historical revisions revealed in Times Higher Education’s annual "exam howlers" competition are probably not what the esteemed University of Oxford don had in mind.
The University of Washington plans to offer “enhanced” versions of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) it will develop through a partnership with Coursera, according to the university’s provost.
President Obama's announcement last month of a new policy that would allow most students who lack the documentation to reside legally in the United States to avoid deportation was the latest high-profile development regarding what is by most accounts a very small segment of the college population.
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
Families have implemented more cost-saving strategies to cut college spending in the past academic year, choosing less expensive schools and finding more economical ways for students to attend.
Last week was a damning one for intercollegiate athletics, as an independent investigation revealed the extent to which senior officials of Pennsylvania State University (all of them now out of their positions) repeatedly opted not to report Jerry Sandusky to authorities, and allowed him to go on sexually assaulting boys.
The University System of Georgia has added more than 5,000 employees since the start of the Great Recession, pumping up its payroll while the rest of state government eliminated 10,000 jobs
Michael Moritz and his wife, Harriet Heyman, fund £11,000 scholarships to help students from low-income families