Tag: higher education (7)

Traditional credentials compete with new forms of talent assessment

An article in Harvard Business Review reflects on the usability and ultimate value of degrees as credentials. The debate has been raging on for ages. Some would argue that credentials such as degrees shouldn’t be the benchmark by which candidates[...]

ProctorFree - ProctorFree Attends the UPCEA Online Summit

Last week, I attended and exhibited at the University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA) Summit for Online Leadership & Strategy (SOLS) at Coronado Island in San Diego, California. UPCEA is a nationwide organization focused on[...]

ProctorFree - International Center for Academic Integrity Annual Conf

Please join us in attendance at the 2014 International Center for Academic Integrity’s (ICAI) Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida from February 28th, 2014 to March 2nd, 2014. The ICAI conference brings together academic professionals from[...]

How can Students get an Affordable Degree and be Employable?

The idea of getting into college, only to graduate four years later graduate with six-figure debt and bleak career prospects, shows the landscape some students are facing in higher education. Long gone are the days when students had the luxury to[...]

Southern New Hampshire University takes a different approach to Higher Education

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) had been a struggling, 2,000-students school but today, using a student-as-customer model has managed to have over 34,000 enrolled students in its online programs. The University offers more than 180 programs[...]

Universities Dealing with a Decrease in Tuition Revenue

Poor enrollment has had many schools, both public and private; see an unprecedented decrease in their net tuition revenue. The latest Moody’s Investor Service survey reveals that universities’ tuition revenue cannot keep up with inflation.

Academic Ghost Writer Talks about Cheating in Higher Education

Dave Tomar, author of the Shadow Scholar: How I Made A Living Helping College Kids Cheat, offers an inside peek into how college-level cheating is a widely ingrained premise in higher education. Tomar has been an academic ghostwriter for most of the[...]

MOOC's - Balancing Profit and Creativity

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is considered the first MOOC ever offered. This was back in 2008. Five years later and MOOC is a household term.

Scott Young attempts to earn 4 year degree without going to class

Jonathan Haber and Scott Young are testing out the efficiency, integrity, and ultimate usefulness of MOOCs. Jonathan Haber documents in his blog, Degree of Freedom, his attempt to complete a 4-year Liberal Arts BA exclusively through online learning[...]

The University of Wisconsin-Madison partners with large MOOC provider

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers for the first time four pilot MOOCs.The UW’s initiative is the result of a partnership agreed upon with MOOC provider Coursera. The latter is one of the leading MOOC providers, offering to thousands of[...]