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Facebook seems to be adding video-course features. For Edtech, that raises old fears.

From EdSurge: “The tech giant Meta, widely known under its previous name Facebook, seems to be eyeing a way to allow users to offer video… Read More

Shifting skills, moving targets, and remaking the workforce

From Boston Consulting Group: “A comprehensive look at job listings from 2016 through 2021 reveals significant changes in requested skills, with new skills appearing, some… Read More

Smoke without fire? Inside the college price-fixing case

From University World News: “Congressional staffers in Washington are keeping a wary eye on the progress of a class action antitrust case that alleges that… Read More

Create 50 campuses in higher education ‘cold spots’, says report

From Times Higher Education: “The Westminster government should see higher education as integral to the levelling-up agenda instead of ‘taking any opportunity to pick a… Read More

Congress should scrutinize higher ed’s use of predictive analytics, watchdog says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “They’re the invisible infrastructure that colleges and universities rely on to target prospective students for recruitment, to build financial-aid… Read More

With money from Facebook, 10 colleges turn their campuses into ‘metaversities’

From EdSurge: “Ten higher education institutions across the U.S. have signed up to create digital versions of themselves that look 3D and feel immersive when… Read More

Preparing for the metaverse with e-portfolios

From Inside Higher Ed: “Colleges and universities must think now about the practical steps they should take to prepare for such a new type of… Read More

Guild education reaches $4.4 billion valuation as labor market demands continue—and a downturn threat rises

From Forbes: “Guild Education cofounder and CEO Rachel Romer Carlson is no stranger to celebrity. … Still, Carlson, who Forbes has named one of America’s… Read More

A radical change for admissions

From Inside Higher Ed: “Imagine a new way for colleges to admit students: students don’t apply. They just create a single, basic portfolio, showing their… Read More

US students make gains in lawsuits over online teaching

From Times Higher Education: “Two years into the pandemic, US students are having some initial success in suing their institutions for abruptly moving courses online,… Read More

Class attendance plummets post-Covid

From Times Higher Education: “Student attendance and in-class participation remains at a far lower level compared with before the pandemic, according to a global survey… Read More

The potential dark side of a white-hot labor market

From The New York Times: “Strong labor markets often encourage people to forgo training … Cutting working hours to go to class right now means… Read More

Gainful employment change could harm for-profits

From Inside Higher Ed: “Under the Biden administration’s proposed gainful-employment rule, 40 percent of programs at for-profit colleges would fail, potentially risking their ability to… Read More

‘An affront to open discourse’

From Inside Higher Ed: “The recent wave of educational “gag orders” restricting the teaching of race, gender or other so-called divisive concepts is a dire… Read More

Biden decision on student-loan forgiveness unlikely until later in summer, officials say

From The Wall Street Journal: “President Biden is likely to decide later this summer whether to partially forgive student-loan debt for millions of borrowers, according… Read More

$5.8 billion for former corinthian students

From Inside Higher Ed: “The Education Department will automatically discharge $5.8 billion in federal student loans owed by over 560,000 borrowers who attended any campus… Read More

How much student loan debt has the biden administration cancelled to date?

From Third Way: “As calls from some policymakers and advocates to cancel all student loan debt grow louder, the headlines often imply that President Biden… Read More

After lull, employers renew interest in helping workers repay student debt

From The Washington Post: “Nearly half of the 250 large employers — those with more than 500 employees — surveyed by the Institute in 2021… Read More

Who should pay?

From Urban Institute: “For the 43 million Americans with student loan debt, income-driven repayment (IDR) plans can offer a more affordable option for paying off… Read More

They got the debt, but not the degree

From The New York Times: “Michael Chaney just couldn’t pass algebra. … he owes the federal government more than $63,000 for a degree he never… Read More

Nearly 400,000 women joined the labor force in May—and women of color led the charge

From CNBC: “The U.S. economy added 390,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics … May also showed promising signs for women’s… Read More

To recruit new hires, big employers team up with historically Black colleges

From The Hechinger Report: “Some of the nation’s largest employers, who are descending on HBCUs to recruit the workers they need to meet diversity promises… Read More

‘Nothing new or magic.’ Harvard’s $100M pledge to redress slavery draws lukewarm response

From Higher Ed Dive: “Harvard University’s announcement at the end of April that it would invest $100 million to redress its links to slavery drew… Read More

Value of college degrees in question as US enrolment falls again

From Times Higher Education: “US undergraduate enrolment declined nearly 5 per cent in the spring semester … The annual compilation by the National Student Clearinghouse… Read More

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