Technology

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?

Leader in digital humanities discusses forthcoming move from MLA to Michigan State

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick discusses evolution of her fields and a move back to a campus. She’s seen much progress for those who work outside traditional monographs, but also challenges.

Podcast: trends in online education

In this Inside Higher Ed webinar, Pulse's host Rodney B. Murray discusses with Kenneth Hartman, a veteran of online learning and currently CEO of Degree Quest, various aspects of online education, including enrollment trends, judging quality, faculty development and the use of data analytics.

U of Utah offers technical certificates to liberal arts graduates

U of Utah offers technical certificates to liberal arts graduates

Maryville U offers intensive iPad training for faculty members

Administrators at the Missouri university realized that an initiative to give every student an iPad wouldn't pay off if professors didn't buy in. Its hefty investment in training has been rewarded with significant adoption and strong student results.
 

Southern New Hampshire U lays off part-time staffers in reorganization effort

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The university lays off dozens of remote, part-time staffers (with plans to hire full-timers) as part of a reorganization process ahead of projected enrollment growth for its competency-based division.

Barnes & Noble Education gains foothold in analytics market with Unizin deal

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The company, known mainly as a bookstore operator, scores a potentially lucrative deal with the digital education consortium Unizin that could help it make its mark in the predictive analytics market.

U.S. colleges dodge first wave of ransomware attack WannaCry

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Colleges in the U.S. -- at least for now -- are reporting few incidents related to WannaCry, the attack that knocked out services and systems worldwide. Brazosport was hit.

The Pulse podcast offers a scenario for the future of education

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This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast presents a scenario of a technology-enhanced future for education.

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