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LinkedIn, other data aggregators heighten presence in college-prep marketplace

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LinkedIn's new tool -- which allows users to see the careers that different majors lead to -- is one of several data-aggregation services seeking to inform students and parents about job outcomes.

U. of Texas at Austin announces, then delays, plans to charge for Internet access

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U. of Texas at Austin faces blowback against a plan to limit access to its "first class" network -- and force those who exceed bandwidth limits to endure almost unusable speeds.

California State U. System nixes online degree arm for shared services model

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The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

Survey finds career aspirations motivating students in fully online programs

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Survey suggests students in fully online programs are motivated by furthering their careers -- and that they will look outside their home states to do so.

For Unizin, common infrastructure means commercial software

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Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program

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Georgia Tech is still putting the finishing touches on its affordable MOOC-like online master's degree, but students report a rewarding (and rigorous) first semester. However, enrollment and tuition targets may need some adjusting.

HighWire Press, after 19 years with Stanford U., spins off

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After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

Temple U.'s new information security policy puts data, not devices, first

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At Temple University, protecting sensitive data comes before protecting the device used to access it.

Google ends automatic ad keyword scanning of university email accounts

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Does Google's decision to stop scanning university email for ad keywords represent a watershed moment for privacy or a symbolic gesture?

As the ed-tech sector swells, can vendors deliver results?

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As the ed-tech investment community gathers at the Education Innovation Summit for a fifth year, some attendees are growing impatient about the lack of results.

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