Most HigherEd CIOS think the digital transformation will change the sector’s business model

According to Gartner's report 2018 CIO Agenda: Higher Education Industry Insights, 59% of higher education CIOs think there will be a significant business model change due to the digital transformation process. The firm states that CIOs recognize that the top priorities are enrollment and student success, but they are failing to innovate and implement new technologies.

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Southern New Hampshire University launches competency-based Master’s Graduate Degree in online teaching

The program will consist of training modules and graduate-level micro-credential programs which can stack into a full master’s degree in education with a focus on online and blended learning in elementary and secondary education. Teachers will be able to advance at their own pace, completing competencies and projects set in real-world contexts.

Photo: ITU/ Claudio Montesano Casillas

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The crisis of the college degree

A new report question the usefulness of college degree in a world where the line that separates students from working professionals is blurred by the constant need to stay up to date in skills and knowledge, the threat of automation, and a labor market facing international competition. In The Future of the Degree: How Colleges Can Survive the New Credential Economy, Jeffrey J. Selingo, outlines the biggest challenges college degrees face today in the knowledge economy.

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