Online trends, IPOs, and green schools: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at what three recent ed tech IPOs say about the space and its future. Meanwhile, the Sierra Club released its annual list of the nation's greenest schools, and Business Solutions Magazine recapped 12 states that passed ed tech laws in 2014 so far. Are MOOCs about to become a lot less open? Stanford Vice Provost John Mitchell sees a pricing model on the horizon.
Find out more about these stories, as well as the trends and challenges facing online education, in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- These are the trends and challenges shaping online learning [Infographic]: Who's increasingly responsible for strategy, and how do you avoid common pitfalls?
- 3 recent ed tech IPOs show the sector continuing to rise: With only three initial public offerings in ed tech during the last five years, the fortunes of those companies are considered important indicators for others in the space.
- 12 states passed ed tech laws so far in 2014: The laws overwhelmingly apply to virtual education and distance learning.
- Higher ed's greenest: Sierra Club names top 10 'Cool Schools': The rankings of 173 colleges and universities are based on energy use, waste management, and other environmental factors.
- Are the days of free MOOCs coming to an end?: Stanford University's head of massive open online courses predicts the school will abandon the free model.
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