17 juin 2018

Massachusetts and Puerto Rico Join SARA

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Massachusetts and Puerto Rico have officially joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement -- a regulatory framework that aims to make it simpler for colleges and universities to offer online education across the U.S. More...

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16 juin 2018

Free MOOCs Face the Music

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable. More...

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Chain Adds Employee Education Benefits

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. First Watch employees can now complete their high school education for free through Cengage’s Career Online High School, which also works with employers such as Walmart, McDonald’s and Hilton. More...

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MIT Trials First U.S. ‘Read and Publish’ Agreement

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries system has signed a publishing agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry, thought to be the first of its kind in North America. More...

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A College President’s Twitter Strategy

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A student newspaper at the University of British Columbia has criticized President Santa Ono for mixing policy statements with personal views on social media. The president has been uncharacteristically quiet in response. More...

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Open-Access Best Sellers

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Last week University College London Press, Britain’s first fully open-access university press, celebrated a milestone -- one million downloads of its free academic books. More...

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Walmart to Offer Debt-Free Degrees to Employees

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. In partnership with education platform Guild Education, Walmart will offer its 1.4 million employees access to subsidized associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Employees will also be able to convert completed job training into college credit. More...

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Gender Gap Without Gender Bias?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Study says editors of major political science journals demonstrate no systematic bias against female authors. Yet women authors remain underrepresented in the field. More...

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UMass Dartmouth Wants to Boot Chairs From Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s American Federation of Teachers-affiliated faculty union is fighting an administrative attempt to remove department chairs from the bargaining unit. More...

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Harassment Unchecked

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. National Academies report says sexual harassment is costly to science and that compliance-based approaches to curbing it don't work. Promoting civility and otherwise managing research and learning climates is more effective, it says. More...

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