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Georgia Tech in Online Education Vanguard

November 14th, 2016

Georgia Tech has already developed an online master’s degree program at vastly reduced cost (compared to its campus-based program) and now is dipping a toe in the water regarding undergraduate coursework. Of course, offering a single course for credit online doesn’t replace a full degree program for undergrads, but today’s article link sheds light on Georgia Tech’s thinking in this regard.

Is it time for us to be nudged out of our thinking about the four-year, campus-based undergraduate experience?

Article below published on November 2, 2016

Written by:  Carl Straumshein

The Georgia Institute of Technology is expanding its model of low-cost online computer science education to undergraduates.

The institute on Tuesday said it has partnered with massive open online course provider edX and McGraw-Hill Education to offer a fully online introductory coding course. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. After piloting the course next spring among its own students, Georgia Tech intends to offer another incentive for completion: college credit.

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The business of higher education

May 26th, 2011

by Jane S. Shropshire

Lexington, KY – Ads for proprietary colleges like University of Phoenix, National College, Strayer University and others surround us on billboards and websites, in newspapers and magazines. The advertising is successful: In Kentucky alone, proprietary institutions enroll roughly 19,000. Some of these institutions do a fine job of educating those who enroll, and they follow appropriate guidelines where recruitment and financing are concerned. Unfortunately, some do just the opposite: They pressure students to enroll and take on massive debt, and some students find that their course credits can’t be transferred.

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