As colleges prepare for major software upgrades, Kuali tries to woo them from from corporate vendors


As colleges replace aging campus management software, billions will be spent. Can open-source Kuali save money, and gain traction against corporate competitors?

With malicious attacks on the rise, universities seek security


The number of malicious attacks colleges and universities are bombarded with has increased exponentially over the last decade, but so have institutions' means of fighting back.

An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

U. of Florida races to create online campus as Jan. 1 opening date approaches

With a combination of existing online courses, borrowed ideas and a little help from a private partner, the U. of Florida races to create a degree-granting online arm before the Jan. 1 launch date.

MIT announces two MOOC sequences as edX strategy begins to take shape

Are MIT and edX's announcements about MOOC sequences and verified certificates of completion a sign of things to come, or just another round of experimentation?

After weeks of delays, San Jose State U. releases research report on online courses

San Jose State's study of its work using MOOCs to teach some course points to many problems not mentioned in last month's optimistic update.

Wireless devices weigh down campus networks


Smartphones, laptops, tablets -- students are bringing more and more wirelessly connected devices to college, causing major headaches for college and university CIOs.

San Jose State U. posts improved online course results, but Udacity partnership remains on pause

Student performance is up, retention is down, and San Jose State University's partnership with a MOOC provider is still on pause for the fall.

For higher ed 'reformers,' Obama speech was welcome attention

For colleges and other organizations promoting alternative paths to degrees, the president's speech was validation they have wanted.

Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs

As fall approaches, some campuses get ready to grant credit for MOOCs.


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