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The Online Evolution
College over the Internet has surprised in many ways.
Why Mega Universities Should Lead the Way on Quality Assurance
Mega-universities are on the rise. Institutions like Southern New Hampshire University, Western Governors University, Liberty University, Grand Canyon University and Arizona State University are aiming to reshape higher education through massive investments in technology, new approaches to teaching and credentialing, and an appetite for growth.
Universities on the Threshold of the Fourth Technological Revolution
Article about WGU President Scott Pulsipher’s speaking engagement at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.
#EdCrunch and "Island 10-22": on the Way to Digital Educational Environment
Scott Pulsipher, President of Western Governors University, will present a model of the university with competency-based learning. He will talk about the difference between educational approaches in the process of training specialists for the economics of action and the economics of data.
Harvard Business School
Expanding access and conveying competencies: How Western Governors University is rethinking higher education
Western Governors University was founded in 1997 to expand access to affordable higher education and to offer instruction grounded in the requirements of the job market. WGU President and HBS alum Scott Pulsipher tells Bill about the school’s innovative online model, which delivers a proficiency-based curriculum to working adults and members of underserved groups. With over 115,000 full-time students, WGU plans to reach an even wider audience. Is this a model for the future?
With skills mapping, colleges create a 'universal language' to explain value
Traditional colleges looking to fortify the liberal arts are adopting a practice from workforce-oriented institutions that aligns curriculum and job requirements.
Western Governors Association
WGA Annual Meeting Day 3: Revisiting the creation of Western Governors University, new governors share their stories, a conversation with HUD Secretary Carson
Western Governors concluded the 2019 Annual Meeting by revisiting their role in the creation of online education pioneer Western Governors University, engaging Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson about the work of the agency, and electing North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as Chair of the association.
A Crisis in Confidence in Higher Ed
Confidence in higher education in the U.S. has decreased significantly since 2015, more so than for any other U.S. institution that Gallup measures.
Can Data Tell If Higher Ed Is Delivering on Its Promise?
The promise of higher education is opportunity -- a fulfilling career, increased wellbeing, greater earning potential -- and ultimately social mobility and a better life. When fulfilled, this promise extends beyond the individual to families, elevating potential and impact for generations to come.