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April 26, 2018
Florida State University will cancel its comprehensive subscription to Elsevier journals. Julia Zimmerman, dean of university libraries at Florida State, released a statement saying the decision to cancel the libraries’ “big deal” with Elsevier had been made after “long deliberation.”
April 24, 2018
Is making fun of French people hate speech? One student group, which did just that, finds Facebook says "oui."
April 24, 2018
Data USA, a free data visualization platform, has created profiles for more than 7,300 universities and higher education institutions in the U.S. The platform enables users to look at institutional stats such as costs, demographics, debt, acceptance rates, financial aid and endowments. The site uses data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and is the result of a collaboration between Deloitte, MIT Media Lab and Datawheel.
April 23, 2018
The University of Phoenix’s online enrollment plummets while Western Governors and Southern New Hampshire near 100,000 students as they vie to rule the roost.
April 23, 2018
Publisher Cengage is partnering with the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation to give 1,000 college students free access to its digital higher education materials for one semester. Members of PTK, an international honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students pursuing associate degrees, can apply for a free subscription to Cengage Unlimited at the PTK website.
April 23, 2018
A federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether their academic programs meet state licensing requirements may be postponed.
April 18, 2018
An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out.
April 17, 2018
Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.
April 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the first program under its Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative. StraighterLine, an unaccredited online course provider, will partner with Brookhaven College in Texas to offer a joint associate degree to students this August. Students will complete more than 50 percent of their course work online through the StraighterLine platform.
April 13, 2018
Top Hat, a company that provides cloud-based teaching tools, has made access to open educational resources free on its platform. Under Top Hat’s old pricing structure, students would have paid $26 for one semester to access Top Hat’s online textbooks, 90 percent of which are OER. Now students will be able to access these resources through the Top Hat platform at no cost.


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