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Disability rights advocates shift strategies to ensure equal rights in the digital age

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As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures -- and an attentive Justice Department -- to address the challenges facing students with disabilities.

Georgia Institute of Technology to award credit through massive open online course in computer science

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Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.

Working paper explores effect of online education growth on higher ed market

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Paper finds growth of fully online degree programs led to increased spending and falling enrollments at some place-based colleges, but had little impact on tuition rates.

Growth of Illinois's MOOC-powered M.B.A. degree exceeds university's expectations

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The University of Illinois's iMBA program offers encouraging news about the viability of graduate degrees built on MOOCs.

MOOC-based master's degree initiative expands globally

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MOOC-based master's degree initiative expands to more than a dozen universities. Will learners opt to enroll or settle for a certificate?

Digital badging spreads as more colleges use vendors to create alternative credentials

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More colleges are issuing digital badges to help their students display skills to employers or graduate programs, and colleges are tapping vendor platforms to create a verified form of the alternative credentials.

Education Department releases latest draft of state authorization rule

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Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review all out-of-state colleges.

Start-up sees data analytics as information overload cure for researchers, publishers

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Start-up uses data analytics to tackle information overload among researchers and publishers in science, medical and technical fields.

George Washington U alumni sue university over quality of online program

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Graduates of an online program at George Washington U sue the institution, saying they paid more to receive a worse experience than face-to-face students.

State authorization reciprocity effort faces opposition from for-profit critics

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Initiative to simplify how colleges become authorized to offer online education outside their home state once again runs into opposition from advocacy groups, this time in New York.

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