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A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

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Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

For Unizin, common infrastructure means commercial software

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Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

HathiTrust continues string of victories under 'fair use' doctrine in appeals court

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The digital repository HathiTrust scores another victory as a federal appeals court rules its practices fall under the "fair use" doctrine.

One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program

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Georgia Tech is still putting the finishing touches on its affordable MOOC-like online master's degree, but students report a rewarding (and rigorous) first semester. However, enrollment and tuition targets may need some adjusting.

HighWire Press, after 19 years with Stanford U., spins off

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After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

Some teaching and learning centers have closed after the recession, but field is growing over all

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Some centers dedicated to teaching and learning have closed as a result of budget cuts. But the field is one of growth over all, experts say.

Temple U.'s new information security policy puts data, not devices, first

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At Temple University, protecting sensitive data comes before protecting the device used to access it.

Gay rights group's FOIA request for professor's research pits privacy vs. academic freedom

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FOIA requests regarding (another) U. of Virginia professor's research raise questions about email privacy and academic freedom yet again. And this time, the professor happens to be married to the university's president.

Digital humanities won't save the humanities, digital humanists say

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A series of critical articles have some digital humanists saying the trend has been oversold, particularly with regard to producing academic jobs.

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