Weighing the Pros and Cons of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)


This Sunday’s New York Times featured the quarterly Education Life, which is all about higher ed, teachers, public and private schools, tuition, scholarships, financial aid and student loans. Lauren Pappano declared 2012 as “The Year of the MOOC.” In case Continue reading

The “Van Wilder” Years Are Over: Students Weigh College Costs with DegreeCast


DegreeCast is a search engine that helps students find the key information they need about college degree or certificate programs. While companies like Princeton Review and U.S. World & News Report are known for releasing rankings and basic college data, such as available majors, Greek life details, urban-vs-rural locations, Continue reading

Student Debt Growing at $3,000 Per Second


Today Businessweek explored the issue of rising student debt. Though a bit of a depressing read, it’s worth a look. Students are shelling out cash and taking out bigger loans to pay for higher education. Going to college has become Continue reading

“Play” Your Tuition Bills


It seems too good to be true, but it is! Inside Higher Ed today explored the inner workings of social game platform, Grantoo. Grantoo partners with major brands to sponsor online game tournaments for college students to “play” their tuition Continue reading