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April 18, 2018
An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out.
April 17, 2018
Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.
April 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education has approved the first program under its Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative. StraighterLine, an unaccredited online course provider, will partner with Brookhaven College in Texas to offer a joint associate degree to students this August. Students will complete more than 50 percent of their course work online through the StraighterLine platform.
April 13, 2018
Top Hat, a company that provides cloud-based teaching tools, has made access to open educational resources free on its platform. Under Top Hat’s old pricing structure, students would have paid $26 for one semester to access Top Hat’s online textbooks, 90 percent of which are OER. Now students will be able to access these resources through the Top Hat platform at no cost.
April 11, 2018
Maryville University has bold plans for expansion online, with Pearson's help, but experts warn that the small private university could struggle to stand out.
April 9, 2018
Publishers Wiley, Cengage, Pearson and McGraw-Hill Education have won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a seller of fake textbooks. Book Dog Books, a textbook-selling company, was last week found guilty of multiple counts of trademark and copyright infringement. The company was fined $34.2 million -- thought to be one of the largest amounts ever awarded to publishers in a counterfeit-textbook case.
April 9, 2018
The governor of Virginia has approved a bill requiring all public higher education institutions in the state to take steps to adopt open educational resources -- freely accessible and openly copyrighted educational materials. Under the new rules, each institution will be required to draw up guidelines for the adoption of OER or low-cost alternatives to texts from commercial publishers.
April 5, 2018
North Dakota University System limits its network after a series of recent arrests.
April 3, 2018
With Facebook under fire for inadequate privacy protections, how has one of the oldest academic social networks avoided the same fate?
April 2, 2018
University of Rochester professors found out their emails were reviewed and shared, raising questions of how much privacy faculty members should be assured.


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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