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Canvas catches, and maybe passes, Blackboard as top learning management system for U.S. colleges

Blackboard dominated the U.S. learning management system market for 20 years, but new data show its cloud-based competitor edging past it.

Cost concerns keep cloud services out of reach of many small colleges

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Many colleges are embracing IT cloud services, but significant cost barriers remain for smaller institutions.

Online education gives adults access, but student outcomes lag

Using newly available federal and state-by-state data, an analyst explores states' embrace of fully online learning and whether it drives adult students' access and success.

Apple to launch student ID cards for iPhone

Tech giant is working with universities to bring the functionality of a student ID card to the iPhone and Apple Watch.

Is a shakeout coming for online program management companies?

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give.

Research universities quietly collaborate with Facebook. What are they working on?

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A growing number of academics are working with the social media platform to build new products, but few want to talk about it.

Pioneering college tries to stay relevant amid intensifying competition

Excelsior College, founded to help adults complete degrees online, staggers after curtailing its biggest program over quality concerns. Administrators say "repositioning" is working, but a more competitive market awaits.

Ohio State professor's technology ban finds positive reaction and results

At an institution that prides itself on its use of technology, one professor goes in the opposite direction -- banning all electronic devices in his classes.

A technology 'evangelist' believes colleges can teach their digital natives a thing or two

Colleges will have to change how they teach Gen Z students in the era of digitization, but the students have much to learn, too: "We're wiser than they are."

Speakers at ASU+GSV focus more on job training and less on disruption

Softer tone and focus on job training at ASU+GSV, the glitzy educational technology conference.

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