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An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

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Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

U. of Florida races to create online campus as Jan. 1 opening date approaches

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With a combination of existing online courses, borrowed ideas and a little help from a private partner, the U. of Florida races to create a degree-granting online arm before the Jan. 1 launch date.

MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape

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Are MIT and edX's announcements about MOOC sequences and verified certificates of completion a sign of things to come, or just another round of experimentation?

After weeks of delays, San Jose State U. releases research report on online courses

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San Jose State's study of its work using MOOCs to teach some course points to many problems not mentioned in last month's optimistic update.

Wireless devices weigh down campus networks

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Smartphones, laptops, tablets -- students are bringing more and more wirelessly connected devices to college, causing major headaches for college and university CIOs.

San Jose State U. posts improved online course results, but Udacity partnership remains on pause

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Student performance is up, retention is down, and San Jose State University's partnership with a MOOC provider is still on pause for the fall.

For higher ed 'reformers,' Obama speech was welcome attention

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For colleges and other organizations promoting alternative paths to degrees, the president's speech was validation they have wanted.

Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs

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As fall approaches, some campuses get ready to grant credit for MOOCs.

University libraries look to reduce licensing costs

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In an effort to reduce the hundreds of thousands of dollars students spend each year on course material to which they have free access, colleges are looking to technology and internal cooperation.

Controversial California bill to outsource student learning dead until 2014 or later

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Controversial California legislation that would have given a major boost to nontraditional forms of instruction is on hold for at least a year.

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