Video, game-based testing, and PowerSchool: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at how video is driving flipped learning's ascent to becoming a higher education norm.
Meanwhile, Vista Equity Partners grabbed headlines with its acquisition of the PowerSchool student information system from Pearson after several months of rumors circulated around potential buyers, the list of which at one point also included Blackboard.
In other news, the U.S. Department of Education's "gainful employment" regulations, which would require for-profit schools to show that their graduates were earning enough to repay student loans, were upheld by a second court, and a Wall Street Journal investigation called into question accreditors' status as higher education "watchdogs."
Be sure to check out our look at 4 game-based testing approaches changing the face of assessments and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Video driving education for next generation of learners: A new survey from Kaltura shows flipped learning becoming the norm, and Oregon State is at the forefront.
- Vista Equity Partners acquires Pearson's PowerSchool for $350M: Pearson has been trying to sell the student information system since February.
- 4 game-based tests changing the face of assessments: Educational games are offering teachers new tools for monitoring student learning.
- Accreditors' higher ed 'watchdog' role called into question: A Wall Street Journal report finds that accreditation bodies serve as consultants to colleges, helping them improve on their own metrics but keeping low-performing schools open.
- Gainful employment rule upheld by DC judge: The regulations would require career-focused programs to prove graduates make enough money to repay student loans.
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