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More universities use drones for research, but privacy concerns remain

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As tension over drones is rising, so too is their use among academics. The unmanned vehicles' potential for research is huge, but privacy concerns remain.

Campus IT officials discuss Oxford's Google Docs block

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Oxford's decision to temporarily cut off access to a popular Google product because of security concerns generates discussion -- and some disagreement.
 

ACE deems 5 massive open courses worthy of credit

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American Council on Education puts stamp of approval on Coursera courses from Duke, Penn and UC-Irvine -- none of which would grant credits themselves.

Coursera looks to harness the free labor of its devotees

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As MOOC "power users" emerge, Coursera looks to deputize its most devoted students to improve its courses.

Seeking additional credible information about Chinese applicants, colleges use video interviews

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Facing the problem of fraud, colleges turn to video interviewing services to gain additional information about their Chinese applicants.

Tech Officials Weigh in on Big Data, MOOCs, and open source

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New survey from Campus Computing Project suggests that colleges are not taking full advantage of Big Data, and remain apprehensive about open source applications. But many see a role for MOOCs in academic instruction.

Coursera strikes MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University

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Coursera strikes licensing agreement with Antioch University, bringing business model for massive online courses into sharper focus.

U. of Texas aims to use MOOCs to reduce costs, increase completion

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U. of Texas System wants to use its edX partnership to aid its goals of reducing costs and increasing completion. That will mean awarding credit, under certain conditions, for MOOCs.

With HathiTrust ruling, universities' 'fair use' winning streak

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With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.

Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences

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Scholars debate the etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences.

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