Colleges move to refund student fees, but can their budgets take the hit?

educationdive | March 31, 2020

Colleges face a grim and uncertain financial future as the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. and upends the global economy. In the past several weeks, colleges nationwide have been preoccupied shifting classes and exams online, which for many meant spending time and money to create a robust enough digital infrastructure to support an influx of students.  As students and instructors adjust to remote learning for the immediate future, administrators are turning to a new challenge: shielding their institutions' finances while addressing students' demand for refunds of room, board and other fees.

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The translation of online training content has become essential to organizations looking to offer standardized training to global employees. Translations help roll out training courses in various languages to get the desired business results.How do you choose the right translation vendor for your e-learning courses? What are the considerations you should look out for before making your choice? What are the best practices to ensure translation is successful? This infographic answers all these and offers comprehensive information on online translations.

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The translation of online training content has become essential to organizations looking to offer standardized training to global employees. Translations help roll out training courses in various languages to get the desired business results.How do you choose the right translation vendor for your e-learning courses? What are the considerations you should look out for before making your choice? What are the best practices to ensure translation is successful? This infographic answers all these and offers comprehensive information on online translations.

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Cadmium | January 27, 2022

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