With our “Interesting Reads” blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general.
- “DeVos Appoints First Amendment Advocate to Key Position,” Inside Higher Ed, June 6, 2017. (Adam Kissel appointed as deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs)
- “Our College Students are Changing. Why Aren’t Our Higher Education Policies?” Washington Post, June 6, 2017. (Op-ed from APLU’s president on the changes needed in higher education policies to better address the needs of today’s students)
- “House Republican Looks for Dem Allies on Internet Privacy Bill,” The Hill, June 6, 2017. (Rep. Blackburn is looking for Democrat support for her BROWSER Act, meant to replace the FCC’s recently eliminated privacy protection rule)
- “Ontario Invests in open Educational Resources,” Inside Higher Ed, June 9, 2017. (Ontario is investing $740,000 in the development of free online textbooks)
- “Facebook, an Online Learning Platform?” Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2017. (Facebook testing new feature for developers that could turn the site into an online learning platform)
- “Bipartisan Bill on Competency-Based Education,” Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2017. (Bipartisan effort in House underway to create demonstration project for competency-based education programs)
- “Is Online Ed Missing the Mark?” Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2017. (Brookings Institute study finds students at most risk are least well served by online courses)
- “Online Learning from Whom? Experts Weigh In,” Inside Higher Ed, June 14, 2017. (Questions arise about the benefits of digital learning for students after study finds underprepared students fare worse in online programs)
- “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT?” Inside Higher Ed, June 15, 2017. (MIT students taking online course found class less stressful than same course on campus)
EDUCAUSE Policy tracks and analyzes the issues likely to have the greatest impact on higher education IT and works with members to inform public and campus policy development.