New For-Credit MOOC Postponed Until Further Notice

Due to concerns over accreditation, Altius Education and Tiffin University have decided to postpone the offering of the SCS 110 Foundations of Success MOOC until further notice.

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“Altius continues to be dedicated to our mission of providing access to high-quality higher education programs to students of all backgrounds, and will continue to work through the challenges associated with accomplishing that mission.”

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

After announcing its launch early Tuesday morning, Altius Education and Tiffin University will postpone the offer of a new for-credit MOOC, SCS 110: Foundations of Success, through Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University. The course, which was planned to begin July 1, 2013, has been postponed until further notice due to concerns over accreditation.

“We apologize to those who were interested in the course and for any inconvenience our delay of this offering has caused,” said Altius Education CEO, Paul Freedman. “Altius continues to be dedicated to our mission of providing access to high-quality higher education programs to students of all backgrounds, and will continue to work through the challenges associated with accomplishing that mission.”

Altius Education and Tiffin University will not be answering any questions about the SCS 110: Foundations of Success MOOC at this time. For general press information about Altius Education, Tiffin University, or Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University and its offerings, please contact Megan Murray at megan.murray(at)altiused(dot)com or 415-655-8307.

About Altius Education

Altius Education combines the best aspects of a university and a technology company to improve the experience and outcomes of 21st century students. The company’s mission is to develop innovations in virtual learning systems, student services, and educational pathways in order to provide students with an effective and personalized university education. One way Altius pursues this mission through Ivy Bridge College, created in partnership with Tiffin University. Ivy Bridge is America’s transfer college—a new kind of institution that provides a highly-supported path for students to obtain their associate degree online, then seamlessly transfer to a four-year college or university to finish their bachelor’s. Partnering with over 150 academic institutions, Altius has created an innovative model of higher education focused on student success. Headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in Ohio, Altius is funded by Maveron, Spark Capital, and Charles River Ventures.

About Tiffin University

Founded in 1888, Tiffin University offers a personal and practical education for motivated, professionally focused students who want real-world experiences and results. Tiffin is a private, coeducational university located in Tiffin, Ohio, on a small but growing campus that offers students a safe, friendly place to pursue their dreams.

About Ivy Bridge College

Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University is an online college with a long tradition of excellence. As the online associate degree college of Tiffin University of Ohio, a private institution founded in 1888, Ivy Bridge provides students with a direct path and support services to earn an associate degree online, then transfer to one of over 150 public and private four-year partner institutions across the United States. Created with the support of Altius Education, Ivy Bridge offers students from all walks of life the college mentoring, academic foundation, engaging online learning experience, and college connections they need to successfully graduate with their bachelor’s degree and pursue a rewarding career.


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