Category Archives: Trends and Strategies

Health Professions Post-Degree Education Moves Deeper Online

The Khan Academy, which dominates K-12 test prep education with high-quality free content, is moving into professional test preparation with the launch of a set of lessons for future nurses.   In this case the Khan Academy’s signature video tutorials (voice over hand drawn graphics) were produced in collaboration with the Jonas Center and the American… Read More »

Nanodegrees: A Better Bridge Between Education and Jobs?

There has been a rapid increase in the number and diversity of high quality skills training courses and programs available from new generation online providers.  While their business models vary, the rapidly improving polish and quality of the user experiences of many of these offerings attest, at least in part, to their ability attract impressive… Read More »

Arizona State and Starbucks in Pathbreaking Educational Benefits Deal

Arizona State University (ASU) is taking a page from the playbook of University of Maryland University College (UMUC). While there seems to be a Starbucks coffee shop on every corner, the U.S. military services are still larger employers of young Americans without a college education. UMUC has grown to be the largest online educational enterprise… Read More »

The Digital Gold Rush in Occupational Education and Services

The relatively low cost of developing and deploying occupation-specific digital collections, and related communities and services, has created a digital gold rush.  Content-rich enterprises such universities, professional societies, and publishers of reference works, manuals, and textbooks are moving to convert content to new platforms even as technology companies are rushing to generate and secure content… Read More »