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Lynn University and General Assembly team up on credit-bearing study abroad

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Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?

Researchers, faculty members explore texting as email alternative

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Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?

AAC&U's moderate, strong voice on competency-based education and disruption

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Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?

Colleges, vendors discuss plans for learning analytics as Caliper framework nears finish line

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Caliper, an initiative to standardize collection and reporting of learning analytics, is nearing release. Can colleges and vendors learn to speak the same language?

Investments in ed-tech companies reach new high in first half of 2015

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Consumer-facing technology and emerging markets lead the way as investments in ed-tech companies yet again reach an all-time high. But who isn't being funded?

Pennsylvania State U cyberattacks possibly part of larger trend, experts say

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As Pennsylvania State University investigates two sets of sophisticated cyberattacks, IT security experts say more attacks are likely on the way.

Study examines impact of texting and tweeting on academic performance

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Study examines whether students should text or tweet in class -- or put their smartphones down -- to improve their grades. The results aren't as anti-device as some professors might think.

Study shows antidistraction software may improve online student performance

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

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

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

Kevin Carey talks about his new book, 'The End of College'

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New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

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