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October 15, 2018
Free open educational resources have saved students at least $1 billion in textbook costs over the last five years, open education advocacy group SPARC reports. “Now that we have hit $1bn in savings, it’s time to think bigger for our next challenge,” Nicole Allen, director of open education at SPARC, wrote in a blog post announcing the achievement last week.
October 12, 2018
Six more institutions are following Georgia Tech’s lead and launching affordable online master’s degrees with edX.
October 10, 2018
Students in California drafted a bill to urge publishers to reveal how their textbooks changed between editions. The students convinced lawmakers to adopt the legislation. But will publishers comply?
October 10, 2018
With its acquisition of Learning House, Wiley Education Services will become a much bigger player in the online program management space. Observers say the merger could be the first of many.
October 9, 2018
A research study has suggested that female-authored research has more educational impact than male-authored research. The study, published Oct. 4 in the Journal of Altmetrics -- a newly launched peer-reviewed open-access journal -- compared how many people read articles by male or female first authors in the same field using data from users of reference manager Mendeley.
October 8, 2018
Publisher Cengage has reached a settlement with two authors who objected to their work being included in the publisher’s Unlimited offer -- a subscription model where students pay one fixed price to access all of Cengage’s digital course materials.
October 5, 2018
As student demand for mental health services grows, more colleges turn to platform addressing student “wellness.” But mental health experts say these tools should supplement, not replace, in-person services.
October 4, 2018
American Chemical Society and Elsevier are again suing academic networking site ResearchGate in an attempt to stop it distributing copyrighted research papers.
October 3, 2018
A $30 million initiative to make New York City a hub for cybersecurity innovation was announced by the New York City Economic Development Corporation Monday. The initiative, called Cyber NYC, involves a consortium of academic institutions including the City University of New York, Columbia University, New York University and Cornell Tech.
September 26, 2018
A growing number of academics are experimenting with new technologies powered by artificial intelligence, but many of the technologies aren't yet ready for prime time.

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May 25, 2018
U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.
October 30, 2017
Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.
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