IU Eyes Global Audience in Online Learning Venture - Higher Education

Higher Education News and Jobs

IU Eyes Global Audience in Online Learning Venture


by Associated Press

Indiana University hopes to reach unlimited numbers of students worldwide through an aggressive new online education model.

IU plans to spend $8 million as it shifts from its School of Continuing Studies to massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that will offer educational badges to students who complete the courses and master certain skills but don’t enroll in degree programs.

IU President Michael McRobbie says the new program recognizes that the lines between traditional and non-traditional students is blurring.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/ROxqND) that the educational badges could help boost revenue within the higher-education sector. Nearly two dozen universities offer MOOCs, including Duke, Princeton and Stanford.

Strike Enters 2nd Day at 14 Pennsylvania State Universities HARRISBURG, Pa. ― Professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities are expected to hit the picket lines again Thursday as their strike enters its second day. Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties went on...
Citing Concerns, Board to Audit Iowa State President’s Flights IOWA CITY, Iowa ― Iowa State University’s governing board ordered an audit Thursday of every flight President Steven Leath has taken on school airplanes, and its leader said some of the trips appear “questionable at best.” In a rare rebuke of an a...
ITT Tech’s Closing Leaves Many Veterans in Limbo When word came that ITT Technical Institute — a chain of for-profit career colleges accused of engaging in fraudulent practices — had abruptly closed its doors last month, Matthew Jackson, a military veteran, went looking for answers. “I enrolled ...
Harvard Graduate Students Reach Deal to Vote on Unionization CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ― Graduate students at Harvard University are organizing an election to decide whether to unionize. A group of graduate students reached an agreement with Harvard’s administration on Tuesday to hold an election on Nov. 16 and 17. ...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *