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Blackboard to merge with Anthology, creating massive ed-tech company

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Combined entity will work with thousands of colleges across administrative and academic departments.

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Coursera valuation exceeds expectations

Coursera’s initial public offering looked good for the company, which the market valued at over $7 billion. That's probably good news for competitors' valuations, even if it's not exactly clear which aspect of the online learning business attracted investors.

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Accellion data security breach latest to hit universities

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A list of higher education institutions affected by a vulnerability in supposedly secure file transfer software could grow, cybersecurity experts say.

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College Zoombombing incidents often incited by students

Research suggests that attackers who disrupted online classes often did so at the invitation and encouragement of students in those same classes -- which instructors need to know if they want to guard against noxious interruptions.

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The rise of the remote Ph.D. defense

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Ph.D. students defending their dissertations must do so remotely right now. Could videoconference defenses become the new normal?

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Two universities targeted by hackers just before new school year

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Two universities suffered devastating cyberattacks just before students returned to campus. Is the timing a coincidence?

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Hackers demand $2 million from Monroe College in ransomware attack

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College’s IT system was attacked by hackers demanding $2 million in Bitcoin. Experts warn that other institutions are vulnerable to similar attacks.

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Racist writing instructor's Listserv post prompts debate about future of the field and how scholars communicate

Racist writing instructor's Listserv post prompts debate about the future of the field and how scholars communicate with one another.

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Grand Canyon University's OPM business gets off the ground -- with a focus in health care

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

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Autograder issues upset students at Berkeley

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Computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley, are frustrated with a malfunctioning autograding system.

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