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September 26, 2018
Seven colleges and universities are working with industry partners to develop digital badges to help underserved students display their skills and gain employment as part of a pilot project called #TeeUpTheSkills. The yearlong initiative is being led by the Education Design Lab, a nonprofit that specializes in designing and implementing new learning models. Ed-tech companies Credly and Checkster will be providing pro bono services to the pilot, which will run this academic year.
September 19, 2018
Several Ivy League universities offer online degrees at the graduate level -- but few have ventured into online undergraduate degrees. The University of Pennsylvania could lead the way.
September 18, 2018
The Social Science Research Council has called on researchers, research funders, the U.S. government and the private sector to forge new partnerships to address the challenges facing social science research.
September 11, 2018
Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.
September 10, 2018
A new documentary film taking aim at for-profit publishers is about to be screened at universities around the world, but will it further the goals of the open-access movement?
September 5, 2018
The etextbook distributor thinks it can create a major adaptive learning platform -- but will big publishers buy in by letting VitalSource turn their content into courseware?
August 29, 2018
Think managing a university social media account is easy? Think again.
August 29, 2018
Several leading higher education organizations have expressed their support for a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to roll back net neutrality rules. The Obama-era rules were designed to prevent internet service providers from slowing down or blocking internet traffic that may not serve their commercial interests. The FCC, which now has a majority of Republican members, voted to repeal the rules in November 2017.
August 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
August 24, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education is being sued for "illegally" delaying state authorization rules designed to help college students determine in which online university to enroll. Two union groups, the National Education Association and the California Teachers Association, allege that the department did not follow the correct process to implement the delay.

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