August 2019 EdTech Recap
Each month the Yellowdig Team puts together the latest news from the EdTech industry.
Focus on non-traditional / corporate learners continues to grow among online programs
* Boston University's new online business degree is $24,000 for a reason. Unlike on-campus program, it has no electives and is aimed at a different audience. Link
* Strayer's enrollment rose 11.5% year-over-year during the second quarter driven by “bigger scholarships and a "shift to lower-paying corporate-sponsored students" - Link
* Zovio (formerly Bridgepoint Education) has launched Employer Services division just brought onboard Delta Airlines as a customer Link
There is a growing interest among Provosts and CAOs for evidence based EdTech adoption
* Data from the annual Campus Computing Survey confirm that most campuses do not “have a formal program to assess the impact of IT in instruction and learning outcomes.” Link
* A research study finds many highered institutions are selecting expensive new ed-tech tools without strong evidence they improve student learning. Link
Regulation, data security and quality of instruction is starting to catch up with the EdTech party
* ‘Regular and Substantive’ Interaction: The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction. Link
* Senators go after EdTech on student data usage Link
Students are increasingly vocal about lower quality education.
* 6 more students join lawsuit against National American U. Link
More evidence that online learning can be as good, if not better, than in-person learning with the right tools
* The Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction is one of the largest-scale experiments (at least if you measure scale by the number of institutions involved, rather than enrollments) in online postsecondary learning. Student participation broadened. Link