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The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

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More than 75 percent of online students enroll at an institution within 100 miles of their homes, according to recent research from The Learning House (and consistent across past surveys over time). Earlier this year, online education services company 2U–which powers many leading universities’ online programs– announced a partnership with shared workspace firm WeWork , creating an opportunity to embed its online programs in WeWork locations in cities around the world.

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Is the college degree outdated?

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His computer science courses covered topics like programming, machine learning and artificial intelligence; Chibwe even did a project on recommendation algorithms for an online library. Adam Braun started the company as “an alternative for those looking for more career focus.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” Resources , But Grasp Is Surface-Level, Survey Finds.”

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Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims.

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Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” ” Oculus Rift boasts that it’s opening an education pilot program in 90 California libraries.

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