New survey from Campus Computing Project suggests that colleges are not taking full advantage of Big Data, and remain apprehensive about open source applications. But many see a role for MOOCs in academic instruction.
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U. of Texas System wants to use its edX partnership to aid its goals of reducing costs and increasing completion. That will mean awarding credit, under certain conditions, for MOOCs.
Another public institution embraces competency-based degree programs, this time with the help of a business.
At Virginia and elsewhere, would-be reformers cite technology as forcing higher education to change. But that's often an excuse for politically motivated decisions, writes Johann Neem.
Records show that board leaders who organized President Sullivan's ouster also wanted a major push into online education.
CIOs say that they are tired of being pawns when it comes to negotiating big technology contracts with vendors.
2011 Campus Computing Survey shows boom in institutional mobile apps, more erosion of Blackboard's LMS dominance and jitters about the cloud.
SunGard and Datatel announce merger that would create higher ed's largest data management vendor.
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