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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.

MIT releases report on its role in the case against Internet activist Aaron Swartz

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Six months after Aaron Swartz's suicide, report says MIT acted appropriately but missed opportunity to be leader on key legal and technology issues. Critics call it a whitewashing.

Citing disappointing student outcomes, San Jose State pauses work with Udacity

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San Jose State's experiment with MOOC provider attracted enormous attention when it was launched. But students didn't do as well as they did in traditional classes.

MOOCs spread quickly, aided by no-bid deals with public universities

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MOOC providers are doing deals all over the country, in part through a series of no-bid agreements with public higher ed institutions.

Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train

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Leading voices in higher ed start to urge more reflection and study of MOOCs -- with less emphasis on rushing to join a movement.

Survey finds decline in the number of female chief information technology officers

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Survey finds shrinkage in already-small pool in information technology in higher ed.

As universities rush into online learning, one veteran player looks at its own performance

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As Oregon State's distance education efforts grow, professors raise questions about who does the teaching, how they are paid and whether anyone has figured out how learning compares online and in person.

Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies

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Academic leaders of Big 10 and U. of Chicago issue statement promoting joint online instruction, but suggesting that universities may be better off managing it without corporate involvement.

Amid coordinated effort to transform higher ed with Coursera, some faculty remained in the dark

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While administrators at 10 state systems and flagship universities planned major partnerships with Coursera, some faculty leaders say they were in the dark.

State systems and universities in nine states start experimenting with Coursera

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Coursera announces major expansion into public higher ed. Some see potential to use software for traditional online courses, while others see textbook alternatives, new LMS options or a platform for their own MOOCs.

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