Blackboard and Apollo face declines: The week's most-read education news
This week, headlines focused on the continuing loss of market share Blackboard's LMS faces in the higher ed space, as well as University of Phoenix owner Apollo Education Group's loss of half of its students in the last five years.
Apollo news aside, not all was bad in the for-profit sector. Capella University's first graduating class, for instance, lauded the institution's competency-based model, which has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education and several Fortune 100 companies. Meanwhile, we took a closer look at the campus tensions created by salary disparities between genders and faculty types.
Be sure to check out our look at what Sweet Briar's closure means for single-sex higher ed at large and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Blackboard still losing market share in higher ed: The company’s learning management system market share has fallen to 44% while Instructure continues its gains.
- U of Phoenix parent posts major losses: The for-profit university has been hemorrhaging students and revenues in recent years.
- First graduating class lauds Capella's competency-based model: Despite high praise, the largely self-directed program isn't for everyone.
- Sweet Briar closure not a sign of single-sex higher ed's demise: Supporters of the women's college point to tough market, not female-only model.
- Salary disparities cause tension on campus: Men make more than women and adjuncts claim exploitation in higher ed.
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