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Coursera commits to admitting only elite universities

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Many state universities and small liberal arts colleges that want to partner with Coursera may not want to wait by the phone.

California educational factions eye plan to offer MOOC credit at public colleges

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As details emerge for plan to outsource some courses, idea attracts considerable interest and considerable faculty scrutiny.

IT officials ponder Harvard's search of staff e-mail

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IT experts are troubled by Harvard's search of administrators' e-mail -- and wonder why the university didn't have policies to prevent what happened.

Competency-based education continues spread

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Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.

Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses

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Black, male and academically underprepared students fare worse in online than in face-to-face courses, while outcomes for adults actually gain on traditional-age students in online settings, study suggests.

Campus IT officials discuss Oxford's Google Docs block

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Oxford's decision to temporarily cut off access to a popular Google product because of security concerns generates discussion -- and some disagreement.
 

New firm helps 2-year colleges create honors programs

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New investor-backed company teams up with public two-year colleges to create honors programs designed to attract top students and help them transfer.

ACE deems 5 massive open courses worthy of credit

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American Council on Education puts stamp of approval on Coursera courses from Duke, Penn and UC-Irvine -- none of which would grant credits themselves.

Gustavus Adolphus faculty push back against president with aid of confidential leak site

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Anonymous document-leak site at Gustavus Adolphus helps the faculty air grievances about the president and highlights how technology shifts debates between faculty members and administrators.

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course

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Amid student confusion and frustration, Coursera calls off a course one week in. The subject? "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application."

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