Information systems / technology

North Dakota University System blocks child porn

North Dakota University System limits its network after a series of recent arrests.

New U.S. data show continued growth in college students studying online

New federal data show continued (and accelerating) growth in online course taking in 2016, even as overall college enrollments were flat or falling. Big gainers: Western Governors and Arizona State. Big losers: the big for-profits.

Harvard teams with corporate partner to offer online business analytics program

Three schools at the oldest university in the United States team up with 2U to start an online program in an emergent field.

Study questions effectiveness of online education for at-risk students

New study finds students at most risk may be those least well served by learning outside the classroom.

Disability rights advocates shift strategies to ensure equal rights in the digital age

As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures -- and an attentive Justice Department -- to address the challenges facing students with disabilities.

Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model

Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

Explaining Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education

Experts attempt to make sense of Khan Academy's patent application for A/B testing in education -- and whether it can even be patented.

IPO filing shows Instructure's focus on sales and marketing

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As the LMS provider prepares to go public, financial disclosures show the company has spent on sales and marketing at a much higher rate than competitors -- but has rapid growth to show for it.

Survey finds enthusiasm for new technology, focus on age-old IT issues

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Campus Computing Project's 2015 survey finds enthusiasm for open resources, adaptive learning and digital courseware, but basic issues such as supporting faculty members and students dominate IT officers' list of priorities.

Colleges, vendors discuss plans for learning analytics as Caliper framework nears finish line

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Caliper, an initiative to standardize collection and reporting of learning analytics, is nearing release. Can colleges and vendors learn to speak the same language?

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