14 septembre 2014

Five Trends Impacting Competition in Today’s Higher Ed Marketplace

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Higher education is a rapidly changing and evolving space. Everything from traditional academic institutions, for-profit schools, online universities and specialized skills programs are making headlines as players in the higher education market continue to refine their plans for success in a crowded and competitive market. Some of the biggest stories have been around the fact that in the last few years, colleges have seen declining enrollments for the first time since 1990. More...

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Kuali Goes For Profits

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/digital_tweed_blog_header.jpgBy Kenneth C. Green. Tenth anniversaries for technology companies are (or should be) big events – a real cause for celebration.   A tenth anniversary, especially for tech firms that focus on the higher education market, means that you have survived major challenges: product development and launch, market acceptance, funding, personnel changes, product upgrades, multiple (and increasingly expensive) EDUCAUSE and other ed-tech conferences, and more. Read more...

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07 septembre 2014

Is there a Canadian market for American online programs?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. I got a phone call last week from an international consultancy company contracted on behalf of a major U.S. state university, wanting to know if I thought there was a Canadian market for U.S. online degrees. Since I didn’t get paid for my advice, I’m willing to share it with anyone who’s interested. (I do find it annoying that universities will pay large sums to general business consultants such as Price Waterhouse, KPMG, Accenture, etc., who then expect professionals in the field to do their work for them for free.) Read more...

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04 août 2014

Adapting to the Highly Competitive Postsecondary Marketplace

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What are the biggest problems graduate schools currently face in terms of enrolling students?
There are several things that they face; the biggest is the pool of competitors. The Internet has leveled the playing field in a lot of segments and graduate education is a part of that same environment that’s become flat. More...

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Competing in the Executive Education Marketplace

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What are the most common characteristics of students who enroll in executive education programs?
Executive education caters to people who are executives — people in their 30s, 40s, 50s and even 60s. Most of these students have bachelor’s degrees and many have master’s degrees, but they’ve reached a point in their careers where they know they need to acquire a further set of skills, insights and expertise or networks or even gain further legitimacy by associating themselves with a prominent university. More...

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01 juillet 2014

Revue des idées #8 : Comment le marché a pu vaincre la pauvreté

Par Jean-Pierre Gonguet. Les pauvres ont besoin d’avoir accès au marché pour sortir de la pauvreté. C’est la thèse de plus en en plus entendue de la chercheuse Laurence Fontaine qui a étudié historiquement la notion de « marché » et la manière dont l’accès au marché pour les plus pauvres a historiquement bouleversé les ordres établis. Adam Smith toujours là ! Autre débat récurrent, connexe et non tranché : la pauvreté relative mais grandissante de la jeunesse française. Suite...

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29 juin 2014

Coursera shifts focus from ‘impact on learners’ to ‘reach of universities’

By Phil Hill. Richard Levin, the new CEO of Coursera, is getting quite clear about the new goals for the company. At first glance the changes might seem semantic in nature, but I believe the semantics are revealing. Consider this interview with the Washington Post that was published today in the Washington Post [emphasis added in both cases below]. Read more...

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19 juin 2014

British Universities Turn to Capital Markets

By Amy Baker. In a combative exchange of views this week at the Association of Colleges (AoC) International Conference, Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, challenged the FE colleges present not to use difficulties with the visa system as an excuse for not being able to invest in delivery of education and training in-country. More...

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24 mai 2014

Activity heats up in student information system market

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB-blue-header_3_0.pngBy Matt Zalaznick. A potentially positive higher ed economic indicator is that more institutions purchased student information systems in 2013 than had done so in any year since 2008, according to a recent market analysis by The Tambellini Group. Two of the main reasons given for the 195 purchases were the need to update outdated software and to replace homegrown systems. More...

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18 mai 2014

Promote and Profit from Courses on WizIQ’s Learning Marketplace

Latest TweetsBy WizIQ. Promoting and selling courses online can at times be challenging for a successful online teacher, but the WizIQ Learning Marketplace makes it easy and profitable! WizIQ’s highly visible, open marketplace provides an ideal opportunity for instructors to create and publish online courses, reach millions of WizIQ users across the world, and collect student payments, for a minimal fee. More...

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