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Turning a MOOC into a network of schools collaborating

MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass…

The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz

MIT’s efforts to track down Aaron Swartz, while under intense pressure from JSTOR, the not-for-profit that ran the journal database [he was accused of downloading millions of articles from], eventually…

Higher education is adapting to rapid changes

We live in an age of predictions – of the economy, the environment, technology, medicine, communication, and much more, writes Scott D. Miller at the Wheeling News Register. Higher education…

UM unveils tech entrepreneur master’s degree

Want to create the next Google? The University of Maryland, College Park wants to help you get there, the Daily Record reports. This fall, the university will launch an online…

Purdue, IU churning out more patents, startups

Fort Collins, Provo, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are household names in tech circles — cities known for birthing startup companies with well-paying jobs. Each has key elements for entrepreneurship —…

Harassment-free higher education

Tyler Clementi committed suicide in 2010 after his Rutgers University roommate streamed a video of his sexual encounter online. Clementi’s death put cyberbullying in the national spotlight as celebrities, politicians, parents…

Hot college mobile problems

The Hottest College Mobile Programs are available across a growing number of universities and colleges worldwide, reports Droid Report. The rising demand for information technology continues to grow. Educational technology…

Penn State names chief academic officer for online programs

Penn State Outreach and Online Education announced today (April 3) the establishment of a new leadership position to oversee the academic unit within the World Campus. Renata S. Engel, associate…

How Big Data and cloud can improve learning outcomes

Leveraging cutting edge technology to improve the learning process in higher education is something most universities strive towards but often struggle to afford. Bill Thirsk, vice president and chief information…

Federal rule could hinder Yale’s online momentum

A new federal rule may require Yale to secure permission for its online education initiatives, the Yale Daily News reports. Debated in Washington last week, the rule would require colleges…

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