25 mars 2018

Stop Me Before I Text Again

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Few universities have closer ties to Silicon Valley and more love for technology than Stanford University. Walk around its beautiful campus and it's hard to find a student who isn't using or carrying a smartphone. But students there -- computer science majors, no less -- have started a protest movement urging Apple to help its customers put down their phones. More...

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Hawaii Legislators Abandon Plan for Faculty Mandate on OER

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Legislators rewrite bill that originally required use of freely accessible educational materials, amid criticism that legislation would have infringed academic freedom and harmed, not helped, the open-access movement. More...

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Harassment of MIT Libraries Director Denounced

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. More than 350 individuals and organizations have signed a statement in support of Chris Bourg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries director, after she was targeted on social media. More...

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European Rules (and Big Fines) for American Colleges

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A German student uses your website to apply for admission. An alumnus who lives in Italy makes an online donation. A faculty member spends a sabbatical in France and communicates with colleagues back home. These routine digital interactions -- common in most higher education institutions -- will subject colleges in the U.S. to the European Union's comprehensive privacy rules, which go into effect May 25. Many experts believe American colleges are not prepared -- and could face steep fines as a result. More...

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Research Resource for Native Student Success

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The American Indian College Fund has created an online repository for research into Native higher education. More...

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Udacity U-Turns on Money-Back Guarantee

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Online education provider Udacity quietly drops money-back pledge for those who can't find a job after finishing their studies. More...

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Online, Cheap -- and Elite

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Analysis of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-inspired online master's in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale. But will other colleges follow. More...

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Universities Collaborate to Tackle Cyberthreats

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A shared cybersecurity initiative has been launched by Indiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. More...

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College Presidents Urged to Prioritize Cybersecurity

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A report from Educause and Deloitte’s Center for Higher Education Excellence has urged university leaders to pay closer attention to cybersecurity issues.
The report, published Tuesday, said that better communication is needed between IT staff and institutional leaders to prevent and react to cyberattacks. More...

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Pearson Projects Profit After 6-Year Slump

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The company lost 2.6 billion pounds ($3.63 billion) last year, midway through its rocky transformation from print to digital. Fallon said that he was rebuilding the business for the “Spotify generation who want to rent, not own.” The company has recently focused efforts on rental programs, ebooks and digital courseware. More...

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