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Purdue’s Purchase of Kaplan Is a Big Bet — and a Sign of the Times

With a surprise deal to acquire the for-profit Kaplan University, announced on Thursday, Purdue University has leapfrogged into the thick of the competitive online-education market. Purdue plans to oversee the institution as a new piece of its public-university system — a free-standing arm that will cater to working adults and other nontraditional students. The purchase, More Info »

The Path to Success in Certification and Licensure

By LeeAnn Rohmann, President, Legacy Education and Lori Sypher, Vice President of Sales, Private Sector Education, Elsevier Education
When a school is struggling with certification and licensure outcomes, it is necessary to understand the cause in order to determine the best solution. Schools that adopt a personalized learning program are more likely to see improvement in their certification and licensure rates.

 
 

Evaluating New Programs Before They Launch: A Simple Approach to Ensuring Program Demand, Quality, and Viability

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
Pond has seen so many programs that lacked a solid vetting process, he eventually developed his own “New Program Viability Review.” It is a comprehensive rubric that covers several basic areas and requires that items within those areas be individually scored.

The Path to Success in Certification and Licensure

Healthcare Students Learn With Virtual Reality

Written from an interview with Yasith Weerasuriya, President, Stanbridge University
Stanbridge University’s new Virtual Reality lab is allowing students, using a stylus and 3-D glasses, to virtually ‘lift’ an object off a screen, manipulate and adjust to see it at different angles, and magnify for fine details. Students can also dissect layers and components of a model for a deeper understanding of interconnectivity.

Reversing Incorrect Default Statuses, College Scorecard, Gainful Employment and CDR Inaccuracies

2016 Proprietary Higher Education Review: “Have you Tried Rebooting?”

By Tony Guida, Partner, Education Group of Duane Morris LLP
The 2016 presidential election was the equivalent of a “reboot” of the political landscape and creates an opportunity for a more predictable and prosperous future for the proprietary education sector. While rebooting works surprisingly well to fix problems for technology, the when, the how, and maybe even the why of the fixes for the sector will not be known until well into 2017.

Make the Department of Education Fair Again: An Open Letter to our Next Secretary of Education