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University looks to combat textbook prices through contracts with bookstore vendors

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Southern New Hampshire U. looks to combat high textbook prices by negotiating with bookstore vendors, not content publishers. 

Top-tier universities band together to offer credit-bearing, fully online courses

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A consortium of top-tier universities announces fully online, non-MOOC, credit-bearing courses.

Tech Officials Weigh in on Big Data, MOOCs, and open source

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New survey from Campus Computing Project suggests that colleges are not taking full advantage of Big Data, and remain apprehensive about open source applications. But many see a role for MOOCs in academic instruction.

Coursera strikes MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University

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Coursera strikes licensing agreement with Antioch University, bringing business model for massive online courses into sharper focus.

U. of Texas aims to use MOOCs to reduce costs, increase completion

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U. of Texas System wants to use its edX partnership to aid its goals of reducing costs and increasing completion. That will mean awarding credit, under certain conditions, for MOOCs.

With HathiTrust ruling, universities' 'fair use' winning streak

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With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.

Nonprofit colleges spark new competition online, study finds

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Nonprofit colleges are moving into for-profits' turf online, study finds, sparking new competition based on price and brand.

Adult students' interest in online education is flat, study finds

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Growth in adult students' interest in online education is stagnating, report finds, and colleges will have to do more to stand out online.

Kinsey Institute app debacle highlights privacy hazards around new research method

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Kerfuffle over release of Kinsey Institute sexual research tool highlights the opportunities and hazards of app-based data collection.

First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model

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As the first humanities MOOCs hit the ground, professors and students contemplate the limitations of Coursera's peer-grading system.

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