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Lumina-funded group seeks to lead conversation on competency-based education

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Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology names edX key component in educational strategy

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Using the MOOC provider edX, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology starts to talk about "unbundling" its own education.

 

At online learning conference, preparing faculty for online education dominates agenda

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A conference on online learning promises "A Universe of Opportunities," and attendees interested in faculty development are getting their money's worth.

Faculty members at San Jose State U. urge outside review of institution's governance

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After a year of experimenting with online education, faculty members at San Jose State University raise the alarm about governance at the institution.

 

 

Market forecast predicts major growth within LMS industry

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A new market forecast suggests learning management systems won't just survive for another five years -- they'll thrive.

Researchers cast doubt about early warning systems' effect on retention

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In two separate analyses, researchers cast doubt about claims made by Purdue on the impact of its early-warning system on retention.

Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education

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Duke's Cathy Davidson plans a massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education.

Despite new studies, flipping the classroom still enjoys widespread support

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Despite a seemingly critical new study, the debate about flipping the classroom still tends to favor those in support.

Survey shows IT as a service dominates top priorities among university IT officials

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The 2013 Campus Computing Survey shows officials minimizing the role of individual technologies to focus on IT as a service for faculty development and student success.

U. of Florida races to create online campus as Jan. 1 opening date approaches

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With a combination of existing online courses, borrowed ideas and a little help from a private partner, the U. of Florida races to create a degree-granting online arm before the Jan. 1 launch date.

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