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Competency-based education's newest form creates promise and questions

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Two new competency-based education programs up the ante for a potential disruption to higher education. How do they work?

Amendments to California outsourcing bill give professors more say, but faculty remain wary

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California bill to increase use of online course providers gets changed to give faculty more say -- but not yet kudos from said faculty. 

Despite courtship Amherst decides to shy away from star MOOC provider

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Declining a rare courtship from a top MOOC provider, Amherst sends the joint venture of Harvard and MIT packing. Professors say they didn't like where the project is taking higher education.

Writing professors question plagiarism detection software

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Writing professors issue warning about plagiarism detection software.

Florida legislation would require colleges to grant credit for some unaccredited courses

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Florida lawmakers want to boost MOOCs and upend the traditional quality control system by letting state officials demand that public colleges grant credit for courses offered by unaccredited institutions.

Coursera begins to make money

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Coursera, which made a name for itself offering free courses from elite universities, begins to make money.

Bill Bowen's new book on MOOCs and online education

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William Bowen, former Princeton president, argues in new book that technology can lower college costs, but there remain more questions than answers.

California academic leaders oppose outsourcing plan

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Academic senates of California's three higher ed systems all now oppose plan to deal with overcrowding by outsourcing instruction and forcing colleges to award credit for programs that may be unaccredited and for-profit.

Coursera commits to admitting only elite universities

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Many state universities and small liberal arts colleges that want to partner with Coursera may not want to wait by the phone.

U. of California faculty union says MOOCs undermine professors' intellectual property

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At U. of California Santa Cruz, faculty leaders charge that Coursera's deals with instructors endanger hard won intellectual property rights.

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