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Out in front, and optimistic, about online education

LONDON — Besides his name and email address Richard C. Levin’s new black-and-white business cards contain just two short lines of type: “Coursera” and “CEO,” reports the New York Times. Mr.…

The day the Big Data hype died

“March 28, 2014 may well go down as the turning point where Big Data lost its placement as a silver bullet and came down to earth in a more productive…

What Could the Average Public University Do With $1 Billion?

The University of Louisville last week announced it had shattered its goal of raising $1 billion, with three months to spare, reports U.S. News and World Report. That’s a lot…

4 Big Data challenges that universities face

The rise of big data and big science have provided universities with an opportunity to work together on ways to technologically manage worldwide research projects, Government Technology reports. Misfolding proteins that…

Growing doubts about Big Data

There’s quite a kerfuffle going on in the world of big data, with a range of prominent articles in the past month suggesting it’s not the analytical holy grail it’s…

U.Va. cautious on MOOC trend

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, could be the wave of the future for colleges and universities, but the University of Virginia is approaching the trend with caution, the News…

‘MOOC World’: Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

University leaders and government officials from five continents on Thursday explored challenges and opportunities from economics to diversity that higher education faces. The second day of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum…

IBM developing next generation of mainframe professionals

IBM has announced three Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a bid to develop the next generation of mainframe professionals, ComputerWeekly reports. IBM’s MOOCs are being provided free, through partnerships…

Minority students should weigh pros, cons of online education

Trina Jordan, a 49-year-old single mom from Nashville, Tenn., was always aware of her race in college. As an African-American undergraduate at Tennessee State University, a historically black school, she felt like…

Flatiron School pulls in $5.5M to train the next generation of coders

Hacker bootcamps are hot, VentureBeat reports. The unaccredited institutions may have raised the ire of California’s regulators, but it’s been smooth sailing for learn-to-code programs here on the East Coast. That group…

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