Coding schools and in-flight MOOCs: The week's most read education news
Jet Blue and Virgin America are inviting consumers to fly the educational skies with in-flight college lecture videos from Coursera and Great Courses, respectively. While watching a video isn't quite like taking a full course, but the video selections could be a great marketing opportunity for institutions partnered with Coursera and Great Courses.
Meanwhile, Harvard Business School took its online business basics course worldwide, offering it to admitted MBA students and adult learners alike, and a new study found that online students desire more interaction with their instructors and peers. In other news, the Service Employees International Union, which has adjunct unions at several institutions, initiated a push for higher pay for part-time professors, saying they deserve $15,000 per course.
Be sure to check out our look at 9 coding schools higher ed should keep an eye on and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 9 coding schools higher ed should keep an eye on: Coding schools and bootcamps are competition for continuing education programs, and their profits and investor interest should have the attention of colleges and universities.
- In-flight college courses come to Jet Blue and Virgin America: The available video lectures will be updated monthly.
- Harvard Business School takes online basics program worldwide: The program received high marks in engagement and instructional quality from beta participants.
- Study: Online students want more interaction with instructors: A new study from Kent State University finds that online students require more proactive communication from instructors, and that they also miss peer-to-peer interaction.
- SEIU says adjuncts deserve $15K per course: The union is aiming to start a discussion about how much of college tuition is actually spent on instruction.
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