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?

Survey finds ongoing budget issues in IT offices following financial crisis

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Campus Computing Survey finds lingering IT budget issues dating to the financial crisis colliding with demands for new technology and services.

EDUCAUSE HULK tells the story behind his popular Twitter feed

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Who is behind the popular Twitter feed that praises the annual Educause meeting while (gently and in all caps) mocking it? He reveals all. Prepare for SMASHING.

How academics can use Twitter most effectively (essay)

Patrick Iber provides guidance on how to make Twitter work for academic purposes.

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Competency-based education's business model offers promise, report finds

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Competency-based education can save money for colleges and students, a new report finds, but the efficiency gains won't come easily or without worries about the impact on academic quality.

U of Michigan launches yearlong Academic Innovation Initiative to promote experimentation

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U of Michigan starts a “yearlong conversation” about innovation in the classroom to determine what a public research university should look like in the 21st century.

Q&A with authors of book on scholarship in the digital era

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New book explores what it means to be a scholar at a moment when every aspect of life in academe is being changed by technology.

'Pulse' podcast features discussion with Randy Swearer of Autodesk

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This month's edition of Inside Higher Ed's technology podcast features an interview with Randy Swearer of Autodesk.

Many academics are fooled by robot-written peer reviews

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Computer-generated gobbledygook can pass for the real thing with many faculty members, study finds.


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