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U.Va. and 11 others become latest to plan MOOCs

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Coursera signs up a dozen more top universities for massively open online courses -- including the U. of Virginia, whose online strategy was a touchstone for the recent administrative rift.

Liberal arts college explore uses of 'blended' online learning

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Bryn Mawr experiments with artificially intelligent teaching software, says "blended" online learning might reinforce, rather than undermine, mission of small, residential colleges.

Experts speculate on possible business models for MOOC providers

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Coursera, edX and Udacity are making a name for themselves by giving away "elite" courses free. But eventually their investors will want them to be self-sustaining and profitable. How might they do that?

McGraw-Hill, WGU announce deal that would shift accountability to content provider

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Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.

Report: Robots stack up to human professors in teaching Intro Stats

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Machine Learning
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In a study spanning six public universities, students taught statistics mainly through software learned as much as peers taught primarily by humans. And the robots got the job done quicker.

Court ruling in landmark e-reserve leaves unanswered questions

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Despite its volume, 350-page court ruling in landmark case on fair use left many questions unanswered.

University of Minnesota compiles database of peer-reviewed, open-source textbooks

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U. of Minnesota will catalog and offer peer reviews of open-source textbooks, aiming to help professors find those materials and give them the confidence to assign them.

Harvard joins MIT in platform to offer massive online courses

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Harvard and MIT hope their free online courses will not only give learners access to top courses, but also give education researchers access to unprecedented pools of learning data.

Report: Barriers to the rise of artificially intelligent tutors at traditional universities

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Online Education
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Report identifies potential barriers to the widespread adoption of "machine guided" learning software at colleges and universities.

Colleges ponder the pros and cons of Pinterest as a marketing tool

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Colleges consider the pros and cons of Pinterest, the fast-growing, image-based social media website, as a marketing platform.

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