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Zovio Loses California Lawsuit on Deceptive Admissions Practices

Zovio, the Online Program Management (OPM) company that sold for-profit Ashford Universityand created the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC, lost the lawsuit filed by the California Attorney General. The San Diego Superior Court ruled that Zovio must pay $22.4 million in penalties, but it also denied the AG request for restitution to students and […]


Resilience Redux

It’s a slow news day in EdTech, at least in the US with Presidents Day, but there is a story at Inside Higher Ed that is significant and worth considering. Curry College in Massachusetts closed its campus last week in response to a security threat. But there is one silver lining, [Curry President] Nancarrow said. […]


We Don’t Need Vanity-Driven MOOC 4.0 Hype

I was interviewed in both Higher Ed Dive and Inside Higher Education regarding ASU and the Thunderbird School of Management’s initiative to reach 100 million learners worldwide with “an accredited online Global Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate.” Press release here and brochure here. From IHE: The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University plans […]


Private 4-year Sector Enrollments Removing WGU, SNHU, and Liberty University as Outliers

In yesterday’s post I shared a enrollment estimate for US Higher Education by combining IPEDS and National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data, and one interesting discussion started on LinkedIn about the surprising health of the private not-for-profit 4-year sector. Institutions in this sector are commonly assumed to be the most at risk for closure due to […]