Interesting Policy Reads: The Future of College, a New Learning Management System Leader, and the Right to be Forgotten

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This post includes articles on a Georgia Tech effort examining the future of higher education, Canvas's learning management system, an affordably priced online education program, and a European online privacy doctrine.

With our "Interesting Policy 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.

  • The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere, Washington Post, July 6, 2018.(In 2015, Georgia Tech convened a commission on the future of higher education and subsequently produced a report examining a variety of factors, including the role online education and artificial intelligence will play in the postsecondary community in years to come.)
  • Canvas Catches, and Maybe Passes, Blackboard, Inside Higher Ed, July 10, 2018. (New data indicate that Canvas has overtaken Blackboard Learn as the leading learning management system for institutions of higher education in the United States.)
  • Pai Calls Open Internet Order 'Dumb Pipes' Approach, Broadcasting & Cable, July 10, 2018. (Attending the Global Symposium for Regulators in Geneva, FCC chairman Ajit Pai characterized his move to undo net neutrality rules as a market-based, flexible approach that will allow for investment in technologies like artificial intelligence.)
  • A College Prices Its Online Programs 60% Less, Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2018. (Berklee College of Music's online program is priced much lower than the institution's face-to-face tuition, making the program stand out among other online programs typically priced the same as or more than their in-person counterparts.)
  • How Europe's 'right to be forgotten' could protect kids' online privacy in the U.S., Washington Post, July 11, 2018. (European courts have adopted the "right to be forgotten" doctrine, which may have increasingly important implications for children growing up in today's social media–charged environment.)
  • Mixing and Matching Cal State Online Courses—Free, Inside Higher Ed, July 13, 2018. (The California State University system recently unveiled CSU Fully Online, a database offering a full range of online courses. Residential students may take one free online course per semester.)

Kathryn Branson is an associate with Ulman Public Policy.

© 2018 Kathryn Branson. The text of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License.