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Four seniors who grew tired of scouring their backpacks to find their student-ID cards every time they wanted a bite to eat have found a new way to pay: their fingerprints.
The editor of the "Journal of Library Administration" says he and the board felt that under the publisher's terms, the "math just didn't add up" for authors.
Academic librarians discuss what roles they might play in the massive online phenomenon.
The State University of New York also endorsed prior-learning assessment and "competency-based" programs to help students finish degrees in less time, for less money.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will disclose the records at the same time a professor releases the results of his investigation of the university's role in the case.
FreeThinkU.org lets parents tie their children's tuition money to passage of short online courses that it says present a “more balanced” take on various issues.
The free software, two years in development, allows for a new way of recognizing educational accomplishment.
What expectations of privacy should university employees have when it comes to their work e-mail accounts? It depends, says one expert.
The journal "Cultural Anthropology" will switch to an open-access model next year, in recognition of what the association's executive director called "the remarkable changes in the publishing lineup out there."
Colleges following the company's Textbook Zero model would offer sections with open-education alternatives for every required course and elective needed to earn the degree.
The company's chief executive says its original textbooks were merely beta versions and no longer exist. The publishers' lawyer says the lawsuit will continue.
Who should lead innovation in education—teachers or entrepreneurs? That key question was in the air at this year’s four-day conference.
Handing over your car keys to a complete stranger is an accepted risk for the benefit of valet parking. But what about handing over access to your inbox for the benefit of increased productivity?
Dan Cohen, currently at George Mason University, says he will make the digital library both a gatherer of information and a gateway to it.
The publisher sued after the librarian wrote a blog post criticizing the press. Critics called the lawsuit an attack on academic freedom.
A survey of technology and business officers finds concern that the trend of increasing bandwidth use shows no signs of slowing.
In a study of students who took more classes online, those from underrepresented groups fell further behind than if they were taking face-to-face courses.
Planning a massive open online course in freshman composition requires constant adjustments in course content—and expectations.
Coursera and edX are both expanding, bringing more American and foreign institutions into their folds. And, for the first time, their networks now overlap.
The university blocked the popular service for several hours in an attempt to make students and professors more aware of an increase in fraudulent use.