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Investments in ed-tech companies reach new high in first half of 2015

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Consumer-facing technology and emerging markets lead the way as investments in ed-tech companies yet again reach an all-time high. But who isn't being funded?

Pennsylvania State U cyberattacks possibly part of larger trend, experts say

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As Pennsylvania State University investigates two sets of sophisticated cyberattacks, IT security experts say more attacks are likely on the way.

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

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A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

Arizona State, edX team to offer freshman year online through MOOCs

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Arizona State U, in partnership with edX, will award a freshman year's worth of academic credit through massive open online courses.

Federal privacy bill a 'missed opportunity' for Obama administration, legal scholars say

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A new federal student privacy bill leaves out higher education, a move some legal scholars describe as a mistake.

Education Department awards $75 million in innovation grants to colleges

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Education Department awards its "First in the World" innovation grants, for which nearly 500 institutions applied. The 24 winners will share $75 million in available federal funding. 

Survey shows training and support remain top issues among IT officials

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Chief information officers have for years said they care about training professors and students, but a new survey shows they have yet to figure out how.

IPEDS survey misses thousands of online students, but often counts too many

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A new study finds IPEDS, the federal government's higher education data collection program, is struggling to keep up with trends such as hybrid learning and continuing education.

U. of Florida Online considers how to sell studying online to high school graduates

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All but 22 of the University of Florida Online's roughly 1,000 students are adult learners. How can the university sell going to college online to high school graduates?

Higher ed associations, disability rights groups clash over campus technology standards

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Higher ed lobbying group and advocates for students with disabilities are at odds over a proposal that would require a federal agency to set guidelines for the accessibility of technology products on campus.

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