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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.

Less than two years after launch, U of Florida reboots online education initiative

After canceling its online program management partnership with Pearson, can the University of Florida go it alone?

Survey reveals concerns about attacks on scholars on social media

Most faculty members are concerned about recent attacks on scholars on social media, and say colleges can do more to promote civil discourse online. Others are second-guessing how active they should be online.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore stackable credentials and massive open online courses as an alternative path to earning a master's degree.

Big ideas-oriented science is exciting, but will recent initiatives live up to the hype?

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Big, ideas-oriented research is exciting, but will recent, costly initiatives live up to the hype?

Researchers, faculty members explore texting as email alternative

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Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?

U of Central Florida increases class sizes with live-streamed lectures

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U of Central Florida is using lecture-capture technology to enroll more students than can fit in its classrooms. But is a live stream a sufficient replacement for a face-to-face lecture?

Exploring JumpCourse, an alternative online education provider

Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former professor finds that a course lacks rigor and sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

Bay Path U seeks to build a data-driven online college for women

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Bay Path University, a women's college, has expanded its enrollment by moving beyond its traditional student population. Can it find success online?

In appeal to college supporters, political campaigns show lack of knowledge of university policy

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In their rush to recruit student volunteers, political campaigns may inadvertently ask faculty members to violate college and university policies.

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