What Happens When A Public University Buys a For-Profit Online One?


And here’s the most surprising part: that online school it bought, Kaplan University, was a for-profit business—part of a sector that’s been criticized for high costs and poor outcomes for students. Purdue leaders, meanwhile, say that Kaplan has better outcomes than other for-profits and that it serves an important audience of adult students who aren’t able to go to a traditional campus. EdSurge: Purdue made news last year when it purchased the for-profit Kaplan University.

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7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

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For a while now, schools have been slowly merging science and math lessons with visual arts as a way to add a hands-on component, and perhaps a dash of culture, to ordinary STEM curriculum. ” Featured on eSchool News Professional Development (PD) Resource STEM Top News

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October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference starts in just over a week! The recordings of recent FutureofEducation.com shows are posted: Mark Surman from Mozilla on the Open Badges project , David Loertscher on Library 2.0 , Gina Bianchini on Mightybell , Tim Wilson on Redirect , Peter Cookson on a Children''s Education Bill of Rights , and more! A newly released report from Georgetown University''s Center on Education and the Workforce looks at the future of STEM-related jobs.

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” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. 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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. Siegler: “ The End of the Library.”

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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.” ” Student workers at the University of Chicago’s library have voted to unionize. (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.

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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. Google announced “$2 million for CS & STEM education for aspiring women and student technologists.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.