Tag Archive for: Online Education

About Those Uncounted Students

I recently was interviewed by Scott Jeffe from Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), a company that I believe is the preeminent enrollment management firm for US higher education, and Scott published two blog posts today based on our interactions. Beyond…

Digital Education Summit #DES22 Keynote

In late September I had the opportunity to provide the keynote for the Digital Education Summit #DES22 put on by Sam Houston State University Online. The 11th annual Digital Education Summit, a free, virtual, one-day teaching and learning…

The Synchronous Opportunity: Wiley’s 2022 Voice of the Online Learner Report

One of the more useful series of research on online education over the years has come from Wiley University Services (essentially Wiley's OPM division) via its acquisition of Learning House (a smaller OPM). The survey series Online College…

2020-21 IPEDS Data: Profile of Mid-Pandemic 12-Month Enrollments

I've covered the National Center for Education Statistic's IPEDS data on distance education (i.e., online education) for the past ten years, starting with this 2012 profile and continuing to the recent 2020 profile and analysis. IPEDS…

UAGC Financials Confirm Falling Enrollments and Revenue

It has taken some time, but I now have access to recent University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) financials and enrollments based on a report in early May for the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) at the University…

Three Initial Takeaways from the GAO Report on OPMs

The long-awaited report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the US Department of Education (ED) oversight over Online Program Management (OPM) contracts is out, and as most observers have stated, it is a fairly neutral report…

Let’s Not Romanticize 2019 for Online Learning

Last week I had the chance to paricipate in a fireside chat plenary session for OLC Innovate 2022 with Joe Moreau, Vice Chancellor Technology for Foothill-DeAnza Community College District. Joe is retiring at the end of the month, and we have…

Recent Clarity into Regulatory Activism in Education

We all knew that the US Department of Education (ED) would change its regulatory approach with the new administration, and it has been virtually axiomatic that they would directly target the for-profit sector. But recently it is becoming more…

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…

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…