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Colleges rush to prepare for Amazon expansion

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As Amazon green-lights two new headquarters in New York and Northern Virginia, universities and colleges scramble to create a talent pipeline for tens of thousands of high-paying tech jobs.

Big data, AI prompt major expansions at UC Berkeley and MIT

As reach of big data and AI grows, UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveil plans for major expansions.

In the spirit of open source, educators should collaborate -- even with rivals (opinion)

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

Apple co-founder's coding boot camp founders

Woz U, named for Apple co-founder, is subject of critical news report citing dissatisfied students, prompting a state investigation. Its leaders defend quality but acknowledge flaws and a slow start.

Purdue blocks access to Netflix, Hulu, Steam in four lecture halls

Purdue pilot program restricts access to sites such as Netflix and Hulu in specific lecture halls.

Study: Trying new forms of instruction won't lower student evaluations

Many professors fear that students will punish them for classroom experimentation. A new study suggests otherwise.

Meet the new kid on campus: Alexa

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As more universities give students voice-controlled Alexa devices, observers and critics ask why.

Courseware platform seeks a middle ground between publishers and OER

Top Hat strives to get professors to create their own textbooks and make them available free or for sale on its platform. Should traditional textbook publishers be concerned?

Penn announces online master's degree on Coursera platform

Coursera expands its online degree push for working adults, this time going Ivy League, with a new master's in computer and information technology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Former Adrian College professor pleads guilty to hacking college email accounts

She's now an ex-professor. Adrian College's president, who had his emails downloaded, says he was targeted for reasons that remain unclear.

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