In recent years, international students have placed safety as a top priority when choosing where to study. There are now warnings that the US Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade could push students away from red states.
Six universities around the world are developing a MOOC credit transfer system that would enable students to gain credit towards their degrees from online courses at other institutions. The aim of the project is to enable students to gain credit for MOOCs taken at any of the institutions involved to count towards a qualification at their home university.
The news that one of the dead in the Boston Marathon bombings was a Chinese international student has been a reminder that the industry can be caught up in security concerns. Education institutions reacted swiftly to calm worried parents about the incident, as told to The PIE.