London-based Learning Technologies Group has announced Indianapolis will be the headquarters of its new learning-management subsidiary, a boost to the city’s already growing educational technology sector.
Dozens of players in the NFL—including three from the Indianapolis Colts—are hitting the books this offseason—and are being motivated by the league to do so.
The lawsuit alleges that ITT Educational’s bankruptcy and the closure of its 130-school chain could have been avoided or minimized if the board of directors had fulfilled its duties instead of focusing on keeping former CEO Kevin Modany happy.
Purdue Global is based in Indianapolis but has 15 campuses, with about 30,000 students and more than 2,000 faculty members.
Faced with a shortage of skilled workers to fill some available jobs, legislators have proposed myriad bills this session aimed at tackling the issue and improving the effectiveness of the state’s system.
The arrangement announced Thursday may help Kaplan parent Graham Holdings Inc. shed the for-profit education sector’s tarnished reputation. Purdue—paying Graham only a symbolic $1—immediately enters the ranks of public universities expanding their reach with online degrees targeting older Americans.
Observers say the deal is unprecedented for a public research university and leaves unanswered questions about how others in the sector will respond.
Purdue’s acquisition of Kaplan includes 15 campuses, 32,000 students and 3,000 employees. All Kaplan University students and faculty will transition to the new university, which will use the Purdue name.
Since their start in 2009, Indiana’s online schools have grown tremendously, and enrollment now tops 11,000. But every online school in the state that tested students in 2016—including four charter schools—received an F grade.
The online world is blossoming with education, both good and questionable. It was one of the first uses for the Web. The Web brought technical people together to share information, and often it was in the form of a tutorial to answer the question, “How do I get this to do that?”
Western Governors University allows students to complete courses as fast as they want and take as many courses as they want a semester, all for the same per-semester fee. But universities in Indiana believe the style isn’t for everyone.
Purdue HUB-U, which will be funded with $2 million over its first four years, is similar to an initiative announced May 2 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
South Dakota-based National American University wants to turn 35,000 square feet on the second floor of a building in the College Park office complex into its latest campus.
The successor to France Cordova, who is stepping down this summer when her contract expires, will have to tip-toe between two almost contradictory demands: Cut costs for students yet spend more to ramp up Purdue’s research enterprise.
Education Management Corp., which operates two schools in Indianapolis, has asked a judge to throw out a Department of Justice lawsuit that claims it used improper sales tactics to lure unqualified students and the billions of dollars in financial aid they bring.
The for-profit school formerly known as the Indiana Business College has overhauled its online interface.