Public Support to Internationalize UK Higher Education

Last week I mentioned “Distinct” a HEFCE sponsored initiative that helps universities in England adopt effect market positions. Suneel Sethi kindly brought this second, similar initiative to my attention: the ill-named The Higher Education Global Integrated Service. The objective of this initiative is to help universities expand internationally. Interesting to see how these initiatives fair and how their approach might suit other jurisdictions.
The Higher Education Global Integrated Service

Personalized Learning in K12

This is an interesting new initiative. New Classrooms is a U.S.-based non-profit that designs new models for K12 instruction. The focus is personalization of learning. What will this effort teach us about personalization in higher education?
New Classrooms

Canadian K12 and Online Higher Ed: Two Reports

These two unrelated reports provide some useful data and insights into the development of online learning in K12 and higher education in Canada.
The Sky Has Limits: Online Learning in Canadian K-12 by Paul Bennett
 “ . . . Canada’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) public schools are lagging in fully embracing the potential of the Internet and in integrating online learning  . . . “ (2)
Online University Education in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities
“ . . . Canadian university online education is constrained by jurisdictional issues, with a resulting lack of national data, strategic planning, collaboration, and economies of scale.”

Adult-Focused Excelsior Launches Bachelor’s Degree for 10k

Nuff said.
Excelsior College Announcement

Advocacy Organization Focuses on Higher Ed Assessment

The New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability is designed to help higher education improve the “gathering, reporting on, and using evidence to improve student learning.”
The New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability

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