SXSWedu, .college, and digital ed: The week's most read education news
This week, Education Dive readers couldn't get enough of our SXSWedu coverage. For your convenience, we gathered all of it—from our interviews with Salman Khan and Coursera's Julia Stiglitz to our roundup of cool tech tools on display—in one convenient post.
In other news, XYZ unveiled a new domain for higher ed, .college, which will be available to higher ed institutions free of application or first-year registration fees through Sept. 22.
Meanwhile in digital and online learning, Study.com revealed its aspirations to become a viable alternative to community college, Stanford President John Hennessy outlined his vision for higher ed's digital future, and the U.S. Department of Education got behind Open Educational Resources with a blog stating its plans for an online skills academy.
Be sure to check out our feature looking at the complexities of simplifying the FAFSA and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- SXSWedu 2015: Our recap of Austin's ed innovation extravaganza: Miss any of Education Dive's coverage of the higher ed and K-12 innovation showcase? We've got you covered.
- Higher ed gets a new domain in .college: The sunrise period for .college starts today, giving colleges and universities the chance to get a new domain for free.
- Study.com wants to replace community college: With 19 credit-bearing courses and 30 more under review, the online platform hopes to provide an affordable alternative to college.
- Stanford president expects more digital in higher ed: John Hennessy spoke at the American Council on Education's annual gathering Sunday night.
- U.S. Education Department planning open, online skills academy: The announcement came in a blog post promoting open educational resources.
- Simplifying FAFSA isn't so simple: Reformers are split on how many questions are enough, or too little, and how often the federal aid application should be completed.
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