Miami

IBM Launches a Blockchain Credentials Network – A Community College At The Forefront

IBL News | New York Central New Mexico Community College will soon have the ability to store students’ academic records on the blockchain in a way that is nearly impossible to counterfeit. This way students will have the ability to send their transcripts to employers without having to involve the college registrar. Once the system is completed […]

Miami

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: edX, Pluralsight, Udemy and Skillshare Join the Marketing Season

IBL News | New York This year, online education was not immune to the marketing craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even edX.org, the nonprofit organization founded by Harvard and MIT, and focused on higher education at scale, fell into the guerrilla promotional techniques after the Thanksgiving day. Competitors, Coursera and Udacity, the two […]

Education

Racial Slurs, and the 15 Days That Shook Syracuse

White fraternity members approached on campus declined to comment on the protests. The Syracuse Intrafraternity Council said it would improve education programs on “issues surrounding racism, implicit bias and sexual assault.” “The Syracuse University community must realize that these matters of racism do not just surround Greek Life, but are prevalent across the country,” the […]

Education

That Recruitment Letter From Harvard Probably Doesn’t Mean Much

Harvard appeared to have deliberately encouraged black applicants whose SAT scores were lower than 550 on any of the SAT subsections, according to the study. In 2007, for example, there were more black applicants with scores below 550 than above 640 — a pattern “not mirrored by other racial groups,” the report said. The African-American […]

Miami

Today, MOOCS Are Focused on Online Degrees and Corporate Training, Says Dhawal Shah

IBL News | New York “In the last few years, MOOCs have been generally focused on micro-credentials and certifications; now, it is more about online degrees and corporate training,” Dhawal Shah, Founder and CEO at Class Central, explained in a video interview with IBL News. [Watch it below] The four main MOOC platforms – Coursera, edX, […]

Education

Marilyn Yalom, Feminist Author and Historian, Is Dead at 87

Marilyn Yalom, a prolific feminist author and cultural historian whose subjects included the history of women as partners in marriage as well as the history of the female breast, died on Nov. 20 at her home in Palo Alto, Calif. She was 87. Her son Reid Yalom said the cause was multiple myeloma. Ms. Yalom […]

Education

Broken Promises and Debt Pile Up as Loan Forgiveness Goes Astray

The department pointed to a number of efforts underway to improve the problem. The “Next Gen” project — a planned technology overhaul of the agency’s loan servicing system — will, it says, allow for better oversight. This month, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, personally summoned executives from loan servicers for the first of quarterly meetings […]

Miami

Duke University Introduces an Open Source Tool as an Alternative to a Monolithic LMS

IBL News | New York Duke University announced Kits, an open-source, next-generation digital learning environment (NGDLE). “Relying on any single solution, including the LMS, is s a short-sighted technology strategy,” Jolie Tingen, Product Manager at Duke, explained in an article at Educause Review. “No monolithic system can provide all learning communities with a completely optimal experience. […]

Education

A Long-Lost Black Cemetery in Tampa May Have Been Found

For decades, an unmarked cemetery sat undisturbed, tucked away at the edge of a Florida high school campus. But last week, Hillsborough County school district officials announced that the burial ground had been found with help from ground-penetrating radar scans. The radar bounced back with evidence of about 145 coffins, buried just a few feet […]