Thursday, December 18, 2014

7 ways higher ed institutions are increasingly joining forces

Education Dive
December 18th, 2014

Collaborations between universities are nothing new, but several factors are fostering more cooperative agreements between a number of higher education institutions — even one-time rivals.
Technology advances, an increasing acceptance of online learning, financial pressures, and international ambitions have been the catalysts for several recently announced joint projects between colleges and universities. Here are seven of the more notable examples.

Yale & Harvard computer science class

Starting in the fall of 2015, Yale University will offer an introductory computer-science class with live-streamed lectures from Harvard University. Students from both campuses will take the same tests and collaborate via computer and in person. Yale’s computer-science department has scarce resources, so the partnership on the popular, nearly-10-year-old course makes sense. A Yale computer-science professor will teach the Yale side of the course, adding material for both the Yale and Harvard students. Harvard also plans to live-stream at least one Yale course.

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