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Faculty, industry analysts highlight challenges facing U. of Arkansas' online institution

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With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?

Consortiums and collaboration abound in the small college sector

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Excitement, existentialism fuel collaboration in online education among small, private liberal arts institutions. 

If a MOOC instructor moves, who keeps the intellectual property rights?

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If a faculty member swaps institutions, who keeps the intellectual property rights to the massive open online course-- the professor, the university, or both?

U. of the People earns accreditation, challenging view that agencies stifle innovation

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An accrediting agency just approved a free, online university with a largely volunteer faculty. Is accreditation really the squelcher of experimentation it is made out to be?

Howard U. and Pearson put plans for online degree-granting arm on hold

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Six months after the historically black university announced a major push with Pearson to offer online degrees, the plans are on hold.

 

ICANN's personalized domain names attracts little interest from higher education

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The Internet will soon be flooded with personalized domain names, but the near-$200,000 price tag appears to have scared colleges and universities away.

After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations'

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Coursera and Academic Partnerships both introduce online course "Specializations" after they held talks about working on the idea together.

After two years of MOOC mania, enthusiasm for online education dips

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Survey shows academic leaders' enthusiasm for online education dipped in 2013 after interest among institutions with no such offerings faltered.

Lynn University to drop Blackboard Learn in favor of iTunes U

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The iPad-embracing Lynn University will drop its current learning management system, Blackboard Learn, in favor of Apple's iTunes U.

White House science council recommends U.S., accreditors support MOOCs

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President Obama's science and technology council recommends the federal government and regional accreditors get out of the way for MOOCs.

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