higher education

Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications

Venture capitalists have been trying to make money from the higher education market for years. It's a rich target for the clutch of investors that pride themselves (in their better moments) on invest

The ‘last mile’ in education and training

The concept of the last mile (the final leg of the connection to each home) originated in telecom, but is now a focus for supply chain management and e-commerce. In telecom and other utilities, the co

Rethinking return on education investment

A new generation of tech-enabled startups are beginning to reimagine how students finance their education. Higher ed’s transformation is fueling a convergence of fintech and edtech that aims to blur

Leapfrogging in higher ed

For more than 100 years higher education has largely resisted change -- and functioned reasonably well without an intense focus on the complex life needs of adult and part-time learners. But like the

Five considerations about accelerated learning for the next administration

Our next president will take office during a period of seismic change across the education landscape. Policymakers, students and employers increasingly question the cost -- and return -- on a college

Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech

Educational technology is making a bold mark on the development of higher education. While edtech overall has seen quite a few successes in the past years, the global uptake of truly innovative educat

The role of higher education in entrepreneurship

The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report recently published rankings of university entrepreneurship. Among the top 12 schools, the two lists share but a single institution. How can two hi

How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry

Think back on your college experience and you may recall the presence of an on-campus residence set aside for international students. The fact that there was likely only one house for all the students

The technology of higher education

For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and create unprecedented access to higher education, so the argum

AcadGild brings its coding classes to the US

If you want to learn how to program, you’re spoiled for options these days. You can opt to go at your own pace with the likes of Codecademy, try free and paid MOOCs, or sign up for in-person in

Scholarships are the new sweepstakes

One million dollars. A student will earn that much more in life with a four-year college degree as opposed to just a high school diploma. That’s according to a recent study from Georgetown Universit

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the

3 signs you’ll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college

It all started as an alternative to the traditional college education. Now they’ve caught the eyes of deans across the country. Coding bootcamps have been a trending topic in higher education as the

If The New American Dream Is Entrepreneurship, Why Are So Many Black Millennials Missing Out?

Entrepreneurship is the New American Dream, and millennials are hearing its call loud and clear. However, as we explore, we all need to be conscious to not leave behind our minority groups. But rather

SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

After winning big with the Alibaba public offering, SoftBank Capital has returned to the early stage market yet again, this time to lead a $6 million investment into EdCast, a new online education com

Looking To Serve 17M In 2014, SimpleTuition Lands $26M To Help Students Afford College, Pay Off Loans

By now, you’ve probably heard about the mounting student loan crisis. Thanks to the financial crisis, the high cost of a college degree and comparatively high interest rates in the U.S., some 40

At UC Davis, Amazon Demonstrates A Novel Way To Bypass College Bookstores

Why should college students waste their precious party days standing in line, when they can order Ramen from Amazon Prime? The University of California at Davis recently inked a deal with Amazon to of

After Your Job Is Gone

Do you have a job? Do you like having a job? Then I have some bad news for you. <i>The Guardian</i> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/19/driverless-cars-pilotless-

Coursera Takes A Big Step Toward Monetization, Now Lets Students Earn “Verified Certificates” For A Fee

Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng launched <a target="_blank" href="https://www.coursera.org/">Coursera</a> last year to give anyone and everyone access to courses from top-tier universi

2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit

Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called <a target="_blank" href="http://semestero
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