LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leader in partnering with colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs, announced today award recipients of 2U's first research grants initiative. The one-year awards, totaling nearly $200,000, are designed to support the research work of full-time faculty members and academic leaders at 2U's partner universities.
"2U's research grants will support 2U partner institutions by funding innovative research in core areas relevant to the shared mission of delivering high-quality online education," said Jason "JZ" Zocks, executive vice president of program management for 2U. "The grants are focused on four areas critical to the success of online learning: the measurement of student outcomes, strategies for faculty effectiveness, strategies for sharing and growing best practices, and interdisciplinary studies from large-scale data."
The following nine winners have been selected by a committee of higher education leaders:
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) 2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential. Our Platform, a fusion of cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services, provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content and real-world learning experiences, 2U's No Back Row® approach ensures that every qualified student can experience the highest quality university education for the most successful outcome. To learn more, go to 2U.com.
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