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Article criticizes impact of digital humanities on colleges

Controversial article argues digital humanities scholars are -- intentionally or not -- leading a "neoliberal takeover" of colleges and universities.

Critics protest handling of rights to hacktivist Aaron Swartz's writings

Decision to grant a publisher the right to print the writings of Aaron Swartz -- viewed by some as a martyr of the open-access movement -- sets off a debate about copyright.

MIT online learning report notes importance of teachers, instructional designers

Report on the future of online education stresses central role of faculty members and instructional designers.

George Washington U alumni sue university over quality of online program

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Graduates of an online program at George Washington U sue the institution, saying they paid more to receive a worse experience than face-to-face students.

Publishers report digital sales overtaking print sales

Major publishers report sales of digital course materials surpass sales of print textbooks for the first time. Are the numbers right -- and does it matter?

Liberal arts colleges explore interdisciplinary pathways with computer science

Liberal arts colleges are increasingly exploring interdisciplinary connections to find a place for computer science on their campuses.

Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model

Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

Explaining Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education

Experts attempt to make sense of Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education -- and whether it can even be patented.

How best can the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invest billions in personalized learning?

Experts weigh in on what the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative needs to do to put the Facebook founder's billions of dollars toward expanding the use of personalized learning.

Survey finds enthusiasm for new technology, focus on age-old IT issues

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Campus Computing Project's 2015 survey finds enthusiasm for open resources, adaptive learning and digital courseware, but basic issues such as supporting faculty members and students dominate IT officers' list of priorities.

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