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Butler County, Lewis and Clark Community Colleges hacked

Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.

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Podium Education helps institutions teach tech skills

Podium Education partners with institutions to give undergraduates hands-on technological experience in digital marketing, coding and data analytics.

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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 plans to share wealth as university partners add online programs

Online course company will increase percentage of revenue it shares with university partners as they add degree programs or increase their enrollments.

 

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Facebook disabled NYU researchers' accounts over alleged terms violation

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Facebook claims the researchers’ data collection methods violate its terms of service. The recent action highlights the increasingly fraught relationship between colleges and universities and the big tech companies they research.

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Minerva, a higher education outsider, now an accredited university

The unabashed “Ivy League alternative,” birthed from an investor-backed start-up, gains a very traditional stamp of approval.

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Report suggests algorithms can help fix remedial education

An experiment suggests colleges can help students bypass remedial courses for college-level classes by using algorithms instead of placement tests to predict academic outcomes.

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Survey reveals positive outlook on online instruction post-pandemic

The experience of learning remotely during the pandemic left students with a positive attitude toward online and hybrid courses, a new survey suggests.

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Florida poised to pass bill allowing students to record classes

Florida is poised to pass a bill allowing students to record classes for personal use -- and to complain about professors who violate students' free expression. Idaho's higher ed budget is also on hold over lawmakers' concerns about diversity programs.

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App asks colleges to outsource emergency aid decisions

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Start-up uses an algorithm developed by Sara Goldrick-Rab to approve student emergency aid applications quickly. Experts say the outsourcing can work, if known pitfalls can be avoided.

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