Sydney Johnson

The Robots Have Arrived on Campus. They Come Bearing Food.

Robots are taking over college campuses. Not as android professors or virtual students, but as automated food delivery devices.

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Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

Coding Bootcamps Eye Universities to Extend Their Reach

The coding bootcamp market has seen major swings. Some of the largest programs have shut their doors in the past couple of years. Others have latched on to university brands and the students they attract.

Teachable Moments: Reaching Students Through Technology

It’s easy to think of the ways that technology can make humans feel alienated or alone: less in-person interaction, or feelings of FOMO—that’s the Fear of Missing Out—from social media. But technology has also brought people—and teachers and students—together in new ways that have inspired learning.

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Make School Looks to Add New York City Campus After $15M Series B Fundraise

Make School made headlines last fall when the coding bootcamp-turned college formed a unique partnership with a liberal arts college in northern California. Now, the San Francisco-based startup institution is eyeing the Big Apple for its first branch campus.

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2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps.That’s how 2U co-founder and CEO, Chip Paucek, framed its latest deal: acquiring Trilogy Education Services, an education company that helps set up and run short-term coding programs at university extension schools, for $750 million. The deal is expected to close in two months.

Wall Street Wants in on Income-Share Agreements

More schools these days are considering income-share agreements, an alternative to traditional college loans that essentially let people bet on the future earning power of students. One challenge, though, is finding investors willing to pay the up-front cost.

Some Colleges Are Failing to Comply With Cost Calculator Requirements

A study released today by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education found that some four-year higher-ed institutions are failing to meet federal requirements around how they disclose cost information online.

Teachable Moments: Connecting With Students In — and Out — of the Classroom

It’s often said that teaching and learning doesn’t always take place in the classroom—some of the most important lessons are learned on the playground, in the street, on the job or somewhere else.

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. That’s because not many people had that role.But things have changed dramatically over the last decade, as questions and concerns over privacy have emerged front and center in the public consciousness. And that’s led more universities to create designated roles for chief privacy officers (CPOs) who are taking on an ever-evolving responsibilities.

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