Study shows antidistraction software may improve online student performance

Research by a Ph.D. student at Cornell U suggests making procrastination a hassle may improve student performance in online courses.

Accreditation snag delays Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program

Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program hits an accreditation snag -- a win for critics who have wanted the program to be evaluated as a stand-alone offering.

Federal privacy bill a 'missed opportunity' for Obama administration, legal scholars say


A new federal student privacy bill leaves out higher education, a move some legal scholars describe as a mistake.

U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign backs down on legal threat against code repository

Computer science department at U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinds a threat to crack down on students sharing code online.

Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin sexual harassment case comes forward

The complainant in the sexual harassment case involving a prominent MIT emeritus professor speaks out about what legal experts called an "unprecedented" event for MOOCs.

Study finds no impact of increasing class size on student outcomes

Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.

Study finds gender perception affects evaluations


Study finds gender of instructors influences evaluations they receive, even if they have fooled students (in an online course) about whether they are men or women.

MIT removes online courses of professor found to have engaged in online sexual harassment


MIT removes courses of prominent professor it found to have engaged in online sexual harassment of a student.

For some research universities, flexibility and modularity influence long-term plans

Elite research universities, which have been leaders in exporting modular courses and resources to other colleges, are considering using them at their own campuses.

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.



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