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California State U. System nixes online degree arm for shared services model

The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

After #MassiveTeaching, questions about MOOC quality control

Coursera has come under attack after an instructor conducted a social experiment on his students, but the MOOC provider is sticking with its hands-off policies, saying they promote academic freedom.

#MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses

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A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

For Unizin, common infrastructure means commercial software

Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

HathiTrust continues string of victories under 'fair use' doctrine in appeals court

The digital repository HathiTrust scores another victory as a federal appeals court rules its practices fall under the "fair use" doctrine.

One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program

Georgia Tech is still putting the finishing touches on its affordable MOOC-like online master's degree, but students report a rewarding (and rigorous) first semester. However, enrollment and tuition targets may need some adjusting.

HighWire Press, after 19 years with Stanford U., spins off

After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

Some teaching and learning centers have closed after the recession, but field is growing over all

Some centers dedicated to teaching and learning have closed as a result of budget cuts. But the field is one of growth over all, experts say.

Temple U.'s new information security policy puts data, not devices, first

At Temple University, protecting sensitive data comes before protecting the device used to access it.

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