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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.

Collaboration, or lack thereof, behind Semester Online collapse

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Administrators and faculty members reflect about future of online education on their campuses as 2U's Semester Online consortium nears its end.

Google ends automatic ad keyword scanning of university email accounts

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Does Google's decision to stop scanning university email for ad keywords represent a watershed moment for privacy or a symbolic gesture?

To accept MOOCs for credit, Florida International U. may set up prior learning assessment safeguards

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Florida International University prepares a prior learning assessment pilot in anticipation of granting credit for massive open online courses.

Online education provider 2U to disband Semester Online consortium

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The online education provider's for-credit, online course pooling consortium will disband by the end of the summer.

Faculty, industry analysts highlight challenges facing U. of Arkansas' online institution

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With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?

If a MOOC instructor moves, who keeps the intellectual property rights?

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If a faculty member swaps institutions, who keeps the intellectual property rights to the massive open online course-- the professor, the university, or both?

Calif. city brings search for engineering school to ACE meeting

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A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.

Howard U. and Pearson put plans for online degree-granting arm on hold

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Six months after the historically black university announced a major push with Pearson to offer online degrees, the plans are on hold.

 

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