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Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 7: Sustainability

“Flipped” and adaptive learning programs gained traction on campus. A high-profile internet hoax involving a college athlete propelled the term “catfishing” into the public consciousness. MOOCs hit some…

Community college to offer textbook-free degree

In what is seen as the next major innovation in cutting college costs, Virginia’s Tidewater Community College will offer a textbook-free degree program in the fall that could…

New study explores ResNet trends, challenges

New study explores ResNet trends, challenges

Residential networks (ResNets) are essential to today’s college students, and universities are working tirelessly to secure and maintain them. A new report highlights important ResNet trends and challenges…

ACE conference addresses college sustainability in troubled times

ACE conference addresses college sustainability in troubled times

This week, a panel of higher-education stakeholders gathered to discuss their greatest sustainability challenges during the economic downturn.…

Three colleges that benefit siblings, families

Three colleges that benefit siblings, families

As college costs continue to skyrocket, American families are finding it increasingly challenging to pay for college for a single child, much less multiple college-age children simultaneously.…

Reception mixed for college calculator website

Reception mixed for college calculator website

An online government-run calculator designed to help families understand the complexities of college costs could be helpful, though some information might be misleading, experts say.…

More proof that the economics of higher education must change

More proof that the economics of higher education must change

Continuing a recent trend, more incoming freshmen at four-year colleges said money was a key factor in their choice of school—and the percentage of students who said their…

Free digital textbooks surge in popularity

Free digital textbooks surge in popularity

As college textbook prices continue to climb, a free alternative to traditional textbooks has gathered steam—and its provider claims that students at more than half of U.S. colleges…

San Jose State to offer groundbreaking low-cost online courses for credit

San Jose State to offer groundbreaking low-cost online courses for credit

San Jose State University, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is also at the heart of a big American education experiment: low-cost online classes offered for credit.…

Competency-based public degree program moves forward

Competency-based public degree program moves forward

University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly has revealed new details about what is expected to be the first set of 100-percent, competency-based online degree programs for working…

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