The government has turned students into customers who have no respect for academics and refuse to work for their grades
Before there was Pope Francis, there was a different Francis from Assisi, Italy. Back in the twelfth century, St. Francis heard the call to fix a church falling into ruins. Now it is the twenty-first century, and this Francis ought to hear the call to fix Catholic colleges falling into ruins.
Some students in India have argued that the only way to pass exams is to cheat because of deeper corruption in the system.
A recent Wall Street report declares the death of open access. What can we learn from their analysis?
It is two years since Coursera began offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) that threatened the very existence of Universities and the increasingly expensive education they offered. It was really
Imagine an industry where a few companies make billions of dollars by exerting strict control over valuable information -- while paying the people who
The Open Movement has made impressive strides in the past year, but do these strides stand for reform or are they just symptomatic of the further expansion and entrenchment of neoliberalism? Eric K
January: Quiet for students, time for research for academics and often terror filled for many sessional staff at universities. It is a month with casual academics searching for the next teaching contract
A number of years ago as a PhD student, I was told that you must "publish or perish". The advice was clear: teaching should be secondary in any considerations. Instead, I should prioritise producing as
Beijing: What should have been a hushed scene of 800 Chinese students sitting their university entrance exams erupted into siege warfare after invigilators tried to stop them cheating.
How the natural sharing economy of university campus life could save the future of Higher Ed.
A new report finds hundreds of schools are charging low-income students obscene prices, even while lavishing tuition discounts on their wealthier classmates.
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Non-American universities consider different options for entering the MOOC market, which to date has been dominated by elite U.S. institutions.
UNIVERSITY students may have to scan their fingerprints in future - to prove they are not bunking off lectures.
Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn't a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.
The Minerva Project aims to create a high-status online university. Instead, it may be the sign of a venture-capital bubble in online education.
My wife is a high school teacher. Each year around this time she sits writing letters of recommendation explaining to college admissions officers why her...
Trying to control your reputation online is a bit like trying to clean up wee in a toddler pool. You are much more likely to get your hands dirty than achieve any kind of meaningful damage control. Many