Technology

Study: Lecture capture reduces attendance, but students value it

Study finds students are modestly less likely to come to class when lectures are recorded, but the videos bolster their learning.

Professor develops new app for GPS tracking student attendance

A Cal Poly San Luis Obispo professor requires his students to check in for class on a new app he developed, but he has faced concerns about privacy.

An accessibility turnaround at Atlantic Cape Community College

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Atlantic Cape Community College reformed its accessibility practices after a disability discrimination lawsuit. Now students with disabilities are enrolling in record numbers.

The high price of online learning at Colorado's rural community colleges

High tuition fees for distance education courses are keeping some community colleges in Colorado afloat. But should rural students pay the price?

College profs say smartphones can help low-income students have academic success

An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.

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.

Colleges rush to prepare for Amazon expansion

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As Amazon green-lights two new headquarters in New York and Northern Virginia, universities and colleges scramble to create a talent pipeline for tens of thousands of high-paying tech jobs.

In the spirit of open source, educators should collaborate -- even with rivals (opinion)

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

With acquisition, SNHU seeks pathway between K-12, college and work

The university and its large online division plan to create a "seamless pathway" between K-12, college and students’ first jobs.

A university uses its internal technology expertise to help other colleges go online

As an early adopter of online learning, Franklin University built a strong technology and content infrastructure -- which it is now deploying with other colleges that want to start or expand their own digital course offerings.

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