THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Who rules in Higher Ed? QS World University Rankings 2018
QS World University Rankings released its latest edition of its famous rankings. For this edition, QS evaluated 75 million citations in more than 12 million academic articles and analyzed 115,000 employer and academic surveys. For the sixth year running, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leads the ranking of over 950 of the best universities in the world, followed by Stanford University, Harvard, Caltech and University of Cambridge.
Teclabs from Tecnológico de Monterrey is launching a new corporate accelerator to support Edtech startups
Teclabs, Tecnológico de Monterrey's center for innovation in education, and the leading accelerator in LATAM, Orion Startups, are launching a corporate accelerator program in educational technology. Edtech Accelerator, is a Teclabs initiative that aims to encourage entrepreneurs interested in transforming the world of education through new methods for teaching and learning.
Skill up now, pay later: one startup wants to change the paradigm of higher education
A San Francisco-based startup wants to reimagine college by offering a debt-free, one-year college alternative with a world-class education that prepares students for the modern workplace. The program charges no tuition upfront and will only receive payment from students once they have a job paying at least $50,000.
A new tool helps universities track cheating patterns in online programs
A new platform aims to help colleges measure their rate of online test-taking violations by drawing information from hundreds of thousands of university students across the U.S. to discern test-taking patterns, measure the rate of test-taking violations and help institutions benchmark against their peers.
Coursera raises $64 million in fourth round of funding
The online learning platform, Coursera, announced that it raised $64 million in its fourth round of funding, which it will use to accelerate innovation and grow its degree portfolio.
WHAT WE ARE READING
The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools (The New York Times)
Evolving Economic Models for Higher Ed (Inside Higher Ed)
Can Today’s Students Succeed at the Jobs of Tomorrow? (EdTech Times)
Preparing ‘Emerging Adults’ for College and Beyond (The New York Times)