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Pearson to report student outcomes, review investments as part of efficacy initiative

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The online education giant will begin reporting all its student outcomes and review all its major investments as part of a five-year plan to make the company more efficient.

Instead of waiting for lawmakers, IT officials say higher education should lead on privacy rules

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Instead of waiting for lawmakers, IT officials and privacy experts say higher education should lead on privacy rules.

The Pulse guide to DIY podcasting

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This month's edition of our monthly technology podcast examines how to use podcasts to improve teaching and learning.

As Acatar grows, has Carnegie Mellon U. found its financially sustainable way forward?

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Acatar, a Carnegie Mellon University subsidiary, launches its Global Campus platform, but can the company grow to become the financially sustainable spinoff the institution wants?

More professors using social media as teaching tools

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The majority of faculty members are not using social media in the classroom, a new study finds, but the proportion of professors using social media is increasing. 

American adults see online courses as at least equivalent in most ways

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Gallup survey finds majority of adults see online courses as equal to or better than classroom-based courses in several key ways.

The Pulse podcast interview with Ken Hartman

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This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Ken Hartman, a senior fellow at Eduventures and former president of Drexel University Online.

Survey finds board members lack knowledge but see big future for ed tech

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Boards of trustees are spending more time debating how their institutions should invest in education technology, but many members say they feel unprepared to make those decisions.

Harvard U. appoints first vice provost for advances in learning

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Following Stanford and MIT, Harvard University appoints its first vice provost for advances in learning.

Workday to introduce cloud-based student information system in 2014

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Human resource and finance software provider Workday will next year introduce a cloud-based student information system to challenge legacy software providers.

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