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Saying Yes to Cell Phones in Class

Jed Shahar describes how he found educational value in the tool he once held in disdain.

Online Learning and Liberal Arts Colleges

Bryn Mawr experiments with artificially intelligent teaching software, says "blended" online learning might reinforce, rather than undermine, mission of small, residential colleges.
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Disruptive Innovation: Rhetoric or Reality?

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.

The E-Mail Trail at UVa

Records show that board leaders who organized President Sullivan's ouster also wanted a major push into online education.

Social Network for Class of 400,000

Stanford introduces a way for students to get personal in its most popular iTunes U course.

Making It Count

Students can earn college credit by combining MOOCs and prior learning assessment -- two potential higher education "disruptions." And experts predict many students soon will.

No Back Row

Steve Cohen writes that interactive online education, not MOOCs, may be the real challenge for traditional higher ed.

How Will MOOCs Make Money?

Coursera, edX and Udacity are making a name for themselves by giving away "elite" courses free. But eventually their investors will want them to be self-sustaining and profitable. How might they do that?