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Investments in ed-tech companies reach new high in first half of 2015

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Consumer-facing technology and emerging markets lead the way as investments in ed-tech companies yet again reach an all-time high. But who isn't being funded?

Business school software doubles as skimming prevention tool

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Business professors find another use for software created to help them teach case studies: preventing students from skimming.

Academics, publishers find new communities on Reddit

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On Reddit, the "Wild West" of social networks, individual scholars and publishers find authenticity helps in establishing a presence.

Study examines bystander behavior in cyberbullying cases

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A study on bystander behavior and cyberbullying raises questions about student behavior in large online courses.

Study examines impact of texting and tweeting on academic performance

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Study examines whether students should text or tweet in class -- or put their smartphones down -- to improve their grades. The results aren't as anti-device as some professors might think.

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

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A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

American Historical Association releases draft guidelines for evaluating digital scholarship

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Both individual scholars and departments are responsible for bringing digital scholarship into the mainstream, according to draft guidelines for evaluating such work published by the American Historical Association.

Arizona State, edX team to offer freshman year online through MOOCs

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Arizona State U, in partnership with edX, will award a freshman year's worth of academic credit through massive open online courses.

Study shows antidistraction software may improve online student performance

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Research by a Ph.D. student at Cornell U suggests making procrastination a hassle may improve student performance in online courses.

Accreditation snag delays Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program

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Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program hits an accreditation snag -- a win for critics who have wanted the program to be evaluated as a stand-alone offering.

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