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Lynn U. to launch iPad-powered distance education programs in fall 2015

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Lynn U.'s tablet revolution marches on. Its next initiative: affordable online degree programs delivered exclusively through iPads -- at tuition rates that are a fraction of what the university regularly charges.

Facing end-of-life status, institutions running Angel look for new LMS providers

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Blackboard announces a new end-of-life date for Angel, intensifying the competition among learning management system providers to win over the institutions still using the legacy system.

Adobe patches ereader vulnerability, but privacy concerns remain

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Adobe patches a security vulnerability in its ereader software, but some users still regard the data Digital Editions collects about them with suspicion.

U. of Arkansas System debates how to fund online education startup

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Campuses in the the University of Arkansas System balk at the idea of paying the startup costs of an online institution that is missing its own fund-raising target and may one day compete for their students.

Survey shows no signs of improvement in gender gap among CISOs

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Survey shows the gender gap among chief information security officers is likely to widen, not narrow.

 

University and LMS provider sue each other for breach of contract

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A university and its learning management system provider sue each other for breach of contract.

KualiCo acquires rSmart to boost hosting capabilities

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KualiCo acquires parts of rSmart, a longtime supporter of the community project. Meanwhile, other commercial affiliates are waiting to see where they fit into the picture.

New CEO for Ellucian

Ellucian, a major higher education technology company, announced Tuesday that its new president and CEO is Jeff Ray, who previously was CEO of the tech companies Ventyx and DS Solid Works. He succeeds John F. Speer III. who is now Ellucian's board chair.

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Hispanic Colleges to Work With Univision to Take Programs Online

The media company Univision and an online service provider plan to help Hispanic-serving institutions develop their distance education offerings. The announcement was made by Integrated Education Solutions, an arm of DeVry Education, which will work with Univision to help Hispanic-serving institutions develop and market their online academic programs. (Note: This item has been updated from an earlier version to correct errors.)

Wired Magazine and Southern Cal Collaborate on Master's Degree

The University of Southern California and Wired magazine have teamed up to create an online master’s degree in integrated design, business and technology, the first in a previously announced venture-funded project in which Condé Nast publications and universities collaborate to create a set of accredited certificate programs and degree programs.

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