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Moodle and Blackboard part ways amid shifting LMS landscape

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

Trump administration official describes plan to 'rethink' higher education through upcoming rule-making sessions

Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more.

Faculty startled by abrupt resignation of chancellor at Rutgers flagship

Chancellor at Rutgers's flagship campus resigns after a year, an unusually short tenure at a university already juggling its share of changes.

Koch Foundation pledges to make future grant terms public, but critics want to know more about past agreements

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The Charles Koch Foundation pledges to make future grant terms public, but critics still want to know more about past agreements -- specifically whether they allowed the foundation a role in faculty hiring or curricular decisions.

Penn announces online master's degree on Coursera platform

Coursera expands its online degree push for working adults, this time going Ivy League, with a new master's in computer and information technology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dem higher ed bill promises more student aid, tougher accountability for colleges

The minority party offers its take on the Higher Education Act, including free community college, larger Pell Grants and tougher accountability -- including regulations targeting for-profit colleges.

Former Taylor University professor sexually harassed women for decades, survivors allege

A Taylor University professor who resigned amid allegations he sexually harassed women had been accused of behaving inappropriately for decades at professional conferences. But organizers kept asking him back.

UW Madison addresses acceptance and affordability concerns… over ice cream

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is viewed by some in the state as elitist, expensive and liberal, so the university's alumni group is holding one-on-one discussions around the state -- offering ideas and ice cream.

Maintaining online courses into maturity requires substantial investment

The cost of maintaining an online course for several years can eventually outstrip the launch cost -- but the investment might just pay off.

Massachusetts debates new regulatory requirements on private colleges in the wake of Mount Ida's closure

After Mount Ida College closure, Massachusetts proposals grapple with whether colleges should disclose shutdown possibilities and when regulators should step in.

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