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…

Resilience Redux

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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…

What U Arizona Executives Are Not Addressing About the UAGC Merger

The next chapter in the long-running University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) saga is becoming clear, as described by Kathryn Palmer at Tucson.com. The University of Arizona’s recent announcement of its plans to absorb the UA Global…

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Year-End 2021 Edition

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Year-End 2021 Edition #MindWiresLMS

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…

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…

Combined US Higher Education Enrollment Fall 2012 – 2021

The two best sources for enrollment data for US Higher Education are the Department of Education's IPEDS data set and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) reports. The NSC shares both the Current Term Enrollment Estimates reports (May and…

2021 Year in Review at PhilOnEdTech

It's been another great year . . . well, it's been another year at least at PhilOnEdTech. As most work is shutting down for the holidays, let's look back at both the most read and least read posts of the year. With the data below, I have combined…

Podcast Interview: Distance Learning in Higher Education

Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley host a podcast called Tests and the Rest which discusses "the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts." I recently was interviewed on this podcast on the topic of Distance…

Penn State Report on OPMs Aims to Inform Policy Makers

In February of this year, Doug Lederman at Inside Higher Ed described work for an upcoming report, requested by a US Senator, about the OPM market. Lederman initially contrasted this work with the partisan approach taken by Senators Warren…