11 juillet 2017

Facebook, an Online Learning Platform?

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. New Facebook features intended for developers could, if expanded, turn the social networking site into an online learning platform. More...

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Ontario Invests in Open Educational Resources

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The Canadian province of Ontario will invest about $740,000 (one million Canadian dollars) toward developing free online textbooks, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development said this week. More...

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Coursera Closes $64 Million Round of Funding

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Online education provider Coursera said Wednesday that it had raised another $64 million, bringing its total equity funding to more $210 million. More...

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White paper explores management-based approach to accreditation

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. White paper explores changing the accreditation system to encourage continuous improvement and open the door to “alternative” education providers. More...

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Look for the Seal

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Textbook publishers announce new measures to curb counterfeiting of physical books, including certification seals on book covers. More...

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Handshake Continues Growth in Career Services

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Handshake today said its career-services platform is now in use at more than 350 colleges and universities, a jump from the 160 institutions that the start-up touted earlier this year. More...

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‘Academic Terrorist’

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Months after deleting controversial lists of “predatory” journals and publishers, the librarian behind them still faces anonymous harassment online. More...

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Universities Urged to Use Body-Worn Cameras for Police

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is encouraging its 237 member institutions to equip its campus police departments with body-worn cameras -- or at least test the technology. More...

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Barnes & Noble Ed Pushing Beyond Books

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The company, known mainly as a bookstore operator, scores a potentially lucrative deal with the digital education consortium Unizin that could help it make its mark in the predictive analytics market. More...

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Colombian Student Cleared in Copyright Case

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. A court in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday cleared a biologist of criminal charges for posting an academic paper online. More...

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