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Four liberal arts colleges, early to the MOOC scene, form online education consortium

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Four liberal arts colleges -- all early adopters of massive open online courses -- form a consortium to expand their online education efforts.

Educause releases blueprint for next-generation learning management systems

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Educause releases a blueprint for next-generation learning management systems, recommending a "Lego approach."

Technological advances spur creation of new online M.B.A. programs

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U of Southern California becomes the latest institution to launch an online M.B.A. program, joining what program directors describe as a market in an “experimental phase.”

Academic Partnerships to pay faculty who include live online sessions in their courses

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Academic Partnerships will push for synchronous content in an upcoming platform update, offering instructors who participate a share of the revenue.

Serial entrepreneur aims to reboot the online learning enabler market

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Founder of one successful company that takes academic programs online starts a competitor, aiming to halve colleges' costs and eliminate the long-term commitments to share revenue.

NITLE to undergo yearlong review to determine path forward

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The organization, which has helped liberal arts colleges integrate technology into their curriculums, faces an uncertain future.

The Pulse podcast discusses why 'everyone should learn to code'

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This month's edition of "The Pulse" podcast explores the question: Should everyone learn to code?

Personalized domain names bring headaches for institutions, Ph.D. holders

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Customized domain names mean institutions are registering web addresses they will likely never use. Meanwhile, Ph.D. holders may not be allowed to use the domain that best suits them.

Blogs and essays can complement but not replace each other, study finds

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U. of Michigan researcher finds that different formats for assignments result in notably different qualities of writing.

Despite M.I.T.'s decision to delete, Walter Lewin's lecture videos live on

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Though deleted from M.I.T.'s repositories, the lecture videos of the former physics professor are thriving, aided by the professor's push to share them.

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