'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.
Arizona State U's accreditor has yet to review the institution's "MOOCs for credit" initiative. Experts are unsure what such a review might bring.
Research by a Ph.D. student at Cornell U suggests making procrastination a hassle may improve student performance in online courses.
Lesser math confidence and a stronger preference for artistic fields dissuade women from majoring in computer science to a smaller degree today than in the past, analysis of student interest in computer science shows.
LinkedIn buys lynda.com for $1.5 billion, adding online courses to the job networking site's growing portfolio of higher education-related tools.
An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.
Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.
A prominent professor uses a disciplinary meeting to discuss his struggles with depression -- and encourages others in academe to talk about mental health issues.
Historians condemn recent attempt by Oklahoma legislature to defund AP American history curriculum for being too "negative."
Computer science department at U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinds a threat to crack down on students sharing code online.
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