iPads, Phoenix, and ISTE: The week's most-read education news
A number of factors have contributed to the iPad's loss of K-12 market share over the past year, and this week Education Dive took a look at what the future might hold for the Apple devices in schools.
In higher ed, partnerships between universities and corporations wanting to offer postsecondary education to employees as a perk have been all the rage, and officials from three institutions shared some of the secrets to the success they've seen with these programs. Additionally, we spoke with University of Wisconsin System CIO Sasi Pillay about recruitment, retention, and transitioning to higher ed from NASA.
In other news, the Supreme Court's recent decision on gay marriage could have far-reaching effects on Christian schools, and the University of Phoenix is cutting programs, closing campuses, and instituting academic admissions requirements as its enrollment woes continue.
Be sure to check out all of our coverage from ISTE 2015 and more in this week's most-read Education Dive stories!
- What's the future of iPads in schools?: The debacle in Los Angeles and changing technologies have shifted focus from the once-popular device.
- Impact of gay marriage ruling on Christian schools: The Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide could eliminate tax-exempt status for Christian schools.
- University of Phoenix to increase admissions requirements, close campuses: The Apollo Education Group-owned, for-profit college system expects to reduce its enrollment to 150,000 by 2016 with proposed changes.
- 3 institutions offer advice on building corporate partnerships: Program leaders from Indiana University, Champlain College, and Peirce College discuss what made their partnerships a success.
- UW System CIO Sasi Pillay talks retention, transitioning from NASA: The world's top space agency and higher ed aren't so different after all.
- ISTE 2015: What you need to know from the K-12 IT mega-gathering: From sessions to announcements, here's a rundown of everything we saw at this year's convention in Philadelphia.
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