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…

Purdue University Global Breaks Even for the First Time in FY2021

For the year ending June 30, 2021, PUG increased its net position by $4.3m in a major milestone

UNC System Bets $97 million on Creating an Internal OPM

Yet another state discovers that working adult students might need online options.

Additional Points on 2U’s Acquisition of edX

The personal vs. institutional view, and a change in identity