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Faculty responsible for making online materials accessible for disabled students

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Lawyers and a disability rights advocate stressed that faculty members must be proactive rather than reactive in making sure their online courses and materials are accessible for students with disabilities.

Colleges start new academic programs

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Australian universities to offer fee-based credit for MOOCs

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Two Australian universities announce plans to charge students fees if they want to be assessed and earn credit for free open courses.

Would You Wear These Glasses to Teach?

Researchers at a Spanish university, la Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, have unveiled special intelligent glasses for use by professors when teaching. The glasses have multiple views for the professor, who can see notes for lecture delivery while wearing them. Further, the professor can look at students and then a symbol will appear -- selected by the student -- to indicate whether the student understands the content, and whether the student would like the professor to slow down. The professors who invented the glasses said that they would eliminate the need for a student to make a public statement about not understanding lecture content.

Survey: Most Communications Programs Lack Online Courses

Only 16 percent of colleges that offer degrees in communications offer at least one online course in the subject, according to a new survey by the National Communication Association. The association noted that a few of the departments listed as not having a program have password-protected course listings and some of them might have a course.

 

Colleges add new programs

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Purdue Students Charged With Hacking to Change Grades

Three current or former Purdue University students face charges of conspiracy to commit computer tampering and conspiracy to commit burglary to hack into computer networks to change grades, The Indianapolis Star reported. Some of the alleged grade changes were from A to A+ while others were from F to A. The investigation that led to the charges started when an engineering professor noticed that his password had been changed.

 

Essay on using summer to retool courses

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This is the perfect time to rethink the courses you teach, writes Nate Kreuter. He offers advice on evaluating feedback so you can develop the best new plan.

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Online programs at historically black colleges are increasing modestly

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Growth in the number of historically black colleges that offer online programs remains steady yet modest, says a new report.

U. of Washington Will Require Diversity Course

The University of Washington -- following years of debate -- has decided to require all undergraduates to complete a course that touches on diversity in some form, The Seattle Times reported. Students could pick among hundreds of courses already offered that deal with a range of different types of diversity, including sexual orientation, disability, class, race, age, gender and religion.

 

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