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SCOTTSBLUFF — The Veterans Upward Bound program at Western Nebraska Community College received notification from the United States Department of Education, informing the program it was successful in its grant application. All Veterans Upward Bound grants are funded in five-year award cycles. The WNCC VUB program will continue to be funded until August 2022, and […]

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by Jessica Presinzano

Looking to enter an online degree program to help your career or gain a new skill set? Welcome. You are about to join 5.8 million other Americans who have enrolled in an online class. Online learning goes by many names, including a virtual classroom, MOOC (massive open online course), e-learning or online course, but all […]

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A college education is one of the largest expenses a person may face in a lifetime, second only to buying a home. Now free of charge, Modern States Education Alliance is now offering 40 on-line college courses tuition free and for credit to anyone who wants it. Steve Klinsky is founder of and CEO of […]

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by Alex Davies

In the past year, flying cars have gone from LOL, to maybe a real thing, to a booming industry raking in VC cash and churning out sweet renderings of an aerial future. The chance to trigger the next great transportation revolution has drawn in big companies, like Airbus and Uber, big names, like Google’s Larry […]

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Standardize Online Education?

by Susan Nugent

This past week this article, Standardization in Online Education, came by my social media feed. It was particularly interesting to me because we are knee deep in discussing the very issues that are discussed in this article. I have very mixed feelings about standardization of online education. I want course sites to adhere to accessibility […]

More Military Spending or Free College?

More Military Spending or Free College?

by Alex Emmons

One of the most controversial proposals put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign was a pledge to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. Critics from both parties howled that the pie-in-the-sky idea would bankrupt the country. Where, after all, would the money come from? Those concerns were brushed aside […]

Digital Professor Speaks

by Thomas Klassen

University and college students will soon be back in their classrooms. However, more and more students now study online, rather than in a classroom. This is both positive and worrisome. I know, as earlier this summer I taught my first online university course. Online education is a transformative disruption in teaching and learning. Freed from […]