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Udacity drops free certificates

The massive open online course (MOOC) platform Udacity will no longer offer completion certificates for free, the company announced this week.

While students can still take the…

Digital Issue Article

10 rules for developing your first online course

Years of helping faculty pass to the dark side of online education have taught me a few simple rules that I brow beat (in a collegial way) into…

The business of ed-tech: Plagiarism as education

Plagiarism detection technology is good for more than just a "gotch ya" moment for professors. Reinforcing academic integrity can also be a valuable, punishment-free lesson for students. That's the…

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How to improve course evaluations

Student evaluations of courses and the faculty that teach them are an important aspect of quality control at colleges and universities.

How a course is taught, whether…

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New course format gives universities revenue

As universities search for new ways to move online, attract students and prepare them for the working world, new bite-sized, short courses for those who don't have time…

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10 higher education blogs worth following

Between MOOCs, online learning and mobile technology, higher education is a booming topic across the country, with the internet often its most prolific forum. Educators and other ed-tech aficionados…

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10 new, free campus leadership MOOCs for April

With all the MOOCs available today, including the number of platforms and higher-ed institutions offering courses, it’s sometimes difficult to navigate the most credible—and most interesting—MOOCs that can…

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States say ‘ENOUGH’ to for-profits

Bulldozed with horror stories, states are working to protect college students as consumers When Murray Hastie returned to New York in January 2006 after two tours of duty…

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Here’s how to meet the needs of online learners

When Title IV funding for higher education began in 1965, colleges and universities never imagined a day when learners would take classes online or create their own academic…

Digital Issue Article

The rise of mobile tech in higher ed

According to numerous industry reports, as well as simple observation, mobile technology is booming in higher education. But do students still prefer laptops to tablets?…

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Controlling Technology Costs

Campus budgets for instructional technology and other IT costs have taken a hit in recent years—and regardless of how much money is available for these items, campus technology…

MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could…

How to make flipped learning work in higher education

Once the domain of the most innovative and experimental faculty members, the flipped classroom model has made its way into higher education’s mainstream as students offer their approval…

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Libraries go high-tech

The idea of humans being served by robots is no longer confined to the realms of Science Fiction, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)…

Controversial MOOC nearly costs professor his job

Teaching a massive open online course is seen as a feather in the cap for many academics: an opportunity to reach thousands of students, increase personal notoriety and…

When it comes to the future of higher ed and tech, don’t forget small state schools

When we talk about the future of higher education in the United States, let’s please focus our attention on where most higher ed happens, Slate suggests. It’s not…

Minnesota: Drone technology center?

Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the…

Community college uses gaming to bring real-world relevance to courses

Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the…

MOOCs: What’s a great college class worth when it’s free?

“Take Ivy League classes while snuggled cozily in bed … for free? Sign me up,” writes Annalisa Kraft-Linder. “Thanks to the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses,…