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Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education

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How close can Stanford's computer science department get to offering world-class courses for free?

Khan Academy ponders what it can teach the higher education establishment

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What, if anything, can a former hedge fund analyst and his motley crew of Silicon Valley number-crunchers teach higher education?

Rutgers faculty union urges faculty members to boycott new email system

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Faculty union at Rutgers urges members to avoid the university’s new email system in the name of academic freedom.

St. Norbert College's 'computerless' computer lab shows impact of BYOD in higher ed

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After realizing virtually all students bring their own laptops to campus, Wisconsin liberal arts college opened an unorthodox computer lab.

Pulse podcast features interview about Sway, Microsoft's new presentation software

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This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features a discussion with Jill Sitnick, a technology strategist at Microsoft, about Sway, the company’s new mobile graphic presentation tool.

Blackboard, Pearson join IBM's ecosystem to bring Watson technology to higher ed

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IBM picks Blackboard and Pearson to bring the technology behind the Watson computer to colleges and universities.

Advice to academics for creating and selling online courses (essay)

Kirsten Drickey provides some concrete advice for leveraging your teaching experience and subject matter expertise by teaching online courses beyond the academy.

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Teaching English and literature to students in the high-tech era

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Eric Farwell provides four ideas to help interest today’s students, who seem to want to read only increasingly shorter pieces, in English and literature courses.

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'Pulse' podcast features interview with leaders of Labster

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This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Mikkel Marfelt and Aaron Knox of Labster, which develops interactive laboratory simulations.

Educause releases strategic plan for a more personalized membership organization

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Diversity, collaboration, personalization and professional development are on the IT organization's five-year to-do list. Don't worry -- exhibit hall magicians aren't going away.

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