Educause, K-12 computer science, and Flatiron: The week's most-read education news
This week, we traveled to Indianapolis for Educause, higher ed's premier IT gathering. We'll have coverage rolling out through next week, so check back regularly for more.
Also in higher ed, the American Council on Education also launched a program granting access to credits at 40 colleges and universities from 111 courses offered by non-accredited providers like edX, JumpCourse, and Pearson Learning Solutions. Speaking of Pearson, the U of Florida is also forging ahead with UF Online after dropping its deal with the education giant.
Meanwhile in K-12, we took a look at the paths cities are taking to expand computer science access. More than 60 school districts, nationwide have committed to offering the subject.
Be sure to check out our conversation with Flatiron School Founder and President Adam Enbar and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Cities take innovative approaches to launch K-12 computer science: Making K-12 computer science initiatives work requires dialing in everything from teacher training to curriculum design.
- U of Florida maps post-Pearson future for UF Online: The university is plans to incorporate the online program into core university operations.
- Wednesday at Educause: Motivation, disruptive innovation, and top IT issues: Get caught up on the sessions and all of the latest announcements from Dell, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and more.
- Flatiron's Enbar talks bootcamp accreditation, jobs, for-profit concerns: The coding bootcamp's 99% job placement rate is verified by an independent audit.
- ACE sponsors alternative credit program with nontraditional providers: The Alternative Credit Project pairs seven nonaccredited providers, including edX, with 40 colleges and universities.
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