February 24, 2024

Why an Online-Education Pioneer Bucks Some Mega-University Trends

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education www.chronicle.com
I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at *The Chronicle of Higher Education* covering innovation in and around academe. Subscribe here.Here’s what I’m thinking about this week. An online-education pioneer bucks the mega-university trend.
Enrollment growth is often a driving goal in distance education — and that’s not only for the emerging mega-universities <www.chronicle.com/interactives/Trend19-MegaU-Main> like Southern New Hampshire <www.chronicle.com/article/What-the-Rise-of-the/245165>and Western Governors <www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-How-Western-Governors/243492>Universities but also for the many other colleges bringing niche programs online.
And then there’s Penn State World Campus.
World Campus isn’t known for splashy ad campaigns like the $100-million-a-year one planned to promote the soon-to-be-renamed University of Maryland-Global …
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