Institutions collect startling amounts of information on students. Do the students have a right to know how it's being used, and should they be able to opt out?
The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study.
College systems in Kentucky and other states are turning to companies for information that is more current and detailed than federal data on the skills that employers are looking for.
Decades after colleges embraced courses that students could take at their own pace, the trend is toward synchrony once again.
Campus police departments are stepping up their efforts to scan the internet for messages that appear to threaten violence. But millions of social-media posts amount to a very large haystack.
Richard McKenzie thought that free, online courses could change higher education, and maybe his life. That was before his own class fell apart.
Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, reports A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University.
William Wendt, who teaches online and hybrid courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, says, "You have to go with the modern world, and things change."
In a fresh example of the growth of open educational resources, the press will work with faculty members who want to create and post their own materials online.
Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.
In a new podcast, a prominent critic of education technology deconstructs what she calls the "Silicon Valley narrative."
USA Funds is increasingly a player — to some, a suspect one — in efforts aimed at helping students make strong connections between college and their career.
Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.
A novel program in Germany seeks to recognize migrants’ educational attainment even though they might lack the diploma to prove it.
Christine Ortiz explains how her radical project was sparked by interdisciplinary body-armor research and some time spent on a technology-free retreat.
Researchers see potential for a digital ledger, called the "blockchain," to help employers check whether job applicants have really taken the courses they say they have.