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Kaplan Inc has agreed to acquire the College for Financial Planning from Apollo Education Group. Looks like Kaplan Inc isn’t getting out of for-profit higher ed altogether, even with the sale of Kaplan University to Purdue.). ” The University of Wisconsin at Madison plans to close 22 libraries and create six “hubs” in their stead, says The Wisconsin State Journal. MOOCs are out. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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“ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Edsurge reports that Weld North Education will still be run by former Kaplan exec Jonathan Grayer. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Data on Enrollments , Employees, Libraries.” (National) Education Politics. You know it’s amazing news when The Guardian publishes it one minute after midnight in the new year: “ Toby Young to help lead government’s new universities regulator.”

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A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The as-yet unnamed online university resulting from the proposed acquisition of Kaplan University by Purdue University has set discounted tuition rates for in-state students and free tuition for Purdue employees.” (National) Education Politics.

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An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed from EAB’s Melanie Hoe : “What the Purdue-Kaplan Deal Means for You.” ” Via Education Dive : “The Purdue-Kaplan Earthquake.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” (National) Education Politics.

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” The New York Times looks at “ anti-tax fervor ” in southern Oregon , which will result in the one public library in Roseburg closing its doors. Via Edsurge : “Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” Education Politics.

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” Wired on the project : “‘ ICE Is Everywhere’: Using Library Science to Map the Separation Crisis.” The former: Purdue University ; the latter: Kaplan University. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College.