Nonprofit colleges and universities are using a new breed of corporate entities to take their academic programs online. The institutions may be giving away too much money and control, Paul LeBlanc warns.
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Adobe faces questions from higher education officials who say that new pricing plans are hard to understand and may represent large increases in fees.
In the new installment of his annual feature, Lev Gonick dissects the technology developments that are likely to change higher ed -- and not -- in the year ahead.
At Educause, community college makes the case for student support services as a crucial factor in the battle to survive and thrive in era of online education.
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.
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.