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The rise of Big Data brings tremendous possibilities and frightening perils

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust, The Huffington Post reports. The failure of the much-hyped…

Group urges checks on online learning at MIT

Concerned about the pace of change brought about by online learning, an Institute subcommittee is now preparing to recommend a “face-time” degree requirement, strong oversight of on-campus MITx experiments, and…

Take me out to the MOOC game

Baseball’s opening day is behind us, but if you can’t get enough of this spring ritual, you can savor another opening day of sorts May 29, when a baseball-centered class…

Are college campuses obsolete?

On one recent night, the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series put forth a motion on Columbia University’s campus: “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete.” This is heavily contested…

Hadoop there it is: Big Data tech gaining traction

As companies collect more data on how consumers interact with their businesses, the Hadoop open source storage system is emerging as a key technology for breaking up large chunks of…

The student becomes the teacher

Over the past year, a boy genius from Mongolia has been schooling MIT on how to improve the elite institution’s free online courses, Slate reports. When he was just 15, the…

4 online education trends for 2014

Looking ahead this year, business owners worldwide are definitely in board rooms steering up plans designed to ensure they have a successful 2014, and the world of online education is…

Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom

Fourteen-year-old Gabi Directo is technically in the middle of her freshman year. But in bursts of learning, hunched over her laptop in her Summit Shasta High School classroom, she has…

Technology is making ‘just-in-time’ education possible—and the economy is making it necessary.

College enrollment fell nationwide in 2013, for the second year in a row, as the pool of 18-year-old high school graduates continues to shrink and fewer adults are returning to…

Creating an open source textbook

FSU Associate Professor Oskar Vafek along with some of his graduate students created what they call a wiki physics textbook, that allows anyone to learn all about graduate-level quantum mechanics…

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