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As the current higher-education funding climate proves, money matters—and in this section you’ll get the latest information on new funding opportunities, strategies for saving money at your own institutions, and more.

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How to leverage the intellectual power of universities

In what could serve as a national model for states, universities, and the private sector to help bring innovative technology closer to market, one state’s inspiring partnership initiative…

Five ways to save money on campus IT

Virtualizing desktops and servers, implementing more energy-efficient technologies, and sharing IT services across institutions are among the many ways that campus IT departments nationwide are saving money.

New grants aim to spur ed-tech innovation

Want to develop an app that can recommend the best courses, videos, or other resources for your students, based on their specific needs and interests? Or apply the…

Ex-Dodgers owner gives college $100 million

A former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers is giving Georgetown University $100 million to found a school of public policy that will bear his family name, the…

Student hub Chegg files for $150 million IPO

Student hub Chegg files for $150 million IPO

Chegg filed for an initial public offering on August 14, and it’s hoping to raise $150 million…

From recession’s wake, education innovation blooms

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On a warm spring evening, hundreds of investment bankers, venture capitalists and geeky tech entrepreneurs gathered near the pool at the Phoenician, a luxury resort…

When Big Data pays

On July 25, the Big Data start-up Civitas Learning closed its most recent round of funding with $8.75 million from investors., the Big Data start-up Civitas Learning closed…

Coding course finds ‘sweet spot’ between MOOCs and colleges

Coding course finds ‘sweet spot’ between MOOCs and colleges

A company called Thinkful is hoping they have found another, better, method for teaching people how to code – and it’s resting somewhere in between a MOOC and…

New initiative to study MOOCs with Gates Foundation grants

New initiative to study MOOCs with Gates Foundation grants

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent millions of dollars helping to bolster non-profit massive open online course (MOOC) providers like Khan Academy and edX. Now, they’re…

Instructure raises $30M in final round of funding before going public

Instructure raises $30M in final round of funding before going public

Instructure, developer of the popular learning management system Canvas, announced Wednesday that it raised $30 million in what may be the company’s last round of funding before going…

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Controlling Technology Costs

Campus budgets for instructional technology and other IT costs have taken a hit in recent years—and regardless of how much money is available for these items, campus technology…

How to make flipped learning work in higher education

Once the domain of the most innovative and experimental faculty members, the flipped classroom model has made its way into higher education’s mainstream as students offer their approval…

MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could…