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Open higher-ed data could be big for policymakers

Federal and state governments need to do far more to increase the accessibility of education data, open data advocates said during an event organized by the congressional eLearning Caucus on…

Online education’s ‘wicked’ challenge

One 20,000-student university would have to be constructed somewhere in the world every week for the next dozen years to accommodate the projected 50 million new students expected to pursue…

A year of higher education aha moments

It has been a year since I arrived at the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C., a 22-year veteran of the University of California and most recently the…

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Viral parody video: Bad for online education?

Online learning advocates have worried for years that the legal and ethical problems surrounding for-profit online colleges would be conflated with more traditional nonprofit university online course offerings. A popular parody…

UNH president pushes back against online education at ‘Walmart prices’

Mark Huddleston, President of the University of New Hampshire, delivered his annual State of the University on Tuesday, NHPR reports. The University President’s speech began with a list of successes:…

Hawaii colleges lagging in online learning, US News rankings show

Hawaii’s colleges are notably missing from the U.S. News and World Report’s recent rankings of online programs, suggesting that the Aloha State is lagging in one of the fastest-growing areas…

Opinion
Online academic integrity: an institutional choice

Academic integrity is a critical asset in our higher education infrastructure which protects the quality and value of degrees conferred. The first brick of the foundation is student authentication - the…

Higher education split over benefit of online courses for students

Despite controversies concerning the motives on online education companies, Cornell professors say online courses can be effective source of learning for students, The Cornell Daily Sun reports. Recent studies by the…

Jerry Brown pushes UC to find ‘outer limits’ of online education

A busy Wednesday morning delivering his State of the State address and handing out Sutter Brown playing cards didn't keep Gov. Jerry Brown from heading to San Francisco to talk…

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White House: How should universities use technology?

Following two high-profile education events organized by the White House, the Obama administration is asking institutions for their input regarding technology and college affordability.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan…

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