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June 19, 2013 | Jarret Cummings
The real, near-term impact of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) trend has begun to emerge. In response to the rapidly growing awareness and acceptance of online learning that MOOCs have generated among policy-makers and the general public, senior leaders of traditional colleges and universities...
June 11, 2013 | Joan Cheverie
The Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have collaborated to offer a plan to expand public access to research.  The plan, called Shared Access to Research Ecosystem (SHARE), is...
June 11, 2013 | Jarret Cummings
As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently revived the regulatory process it began last summer to address financial aid fraud concerns related to distance education and expanded it to resurrect the department’s previously overturned distance education state...
June 11, 2013 | Joan Cheverie
In October 2012, Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court in New York ruled in favor of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) and its university partners in a copyright infringement suit brought by the Authors Guild (AG) and other groups. In his ruling the judge dismissed the AG’s...
June 10, 2013 | Valerie M. Vogel
Summer is the perfect time to start planning for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We invite every institution to help EDUCAUSE and NCSA make this October the most successful NCSAM celebration since the campaign started 10 years ago.But wait! Don't start from scratch. We've...
May 21, 2013 | Rodney Petersen
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it has prepared an initial analysis of hundreds of comments submitted by industry and the public related to the President's "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" Executive Order issued in February...
May 20, 2013 | Joan Cheverie
The Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) comprises colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations in the Pacific Northwest and nearby areas. Founded in 1987, NWACC's mission is to foster communication and collaboration among its member institutions on the development and...
May 20, 2013 | Joan Cheverie
The 2013 Privacy and Information Management Forum (PIM) was held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the George Washington University Law School.   The forum is jointly sponsored by the George Washington University Law School and Cornell University and its focus is privacy and information...
May 17, 2013 | Valerie M. Vogel
IAM Online, the monthly webinar series sponsored by InCommon, Internet2, and EDUCAUSE, has scheduled a special series of virtual working group meetings, May 20–21, 2013, to showcase key identity and access management (IAM) tools and services. During these "open house" meetings,...
May 16, 2013 | Jarret Cummings
On a bipartisan voice vote that took place in record time yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce approved sending the "Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act" (HR 1949) to the full House for consideration. The bill calls for...
May 13, 2013 | Jarret Cummings
As reported today in Inside Higher Ed, the Wyden-Rubio, and now Warner (D-VA), "Student Right to Know Before You Go Act" has shifted from its early stage concept of knitting together the state longitudinal data systems (SLDSs), built over the last several years via federal grants, into a...
May 10, 2013 | Jarret Cummings
Sharmila Mann, a senior policy analyst at the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) association, issued the following announcement this week on SHEEO's freshly updated state authorization resources, including its guide to the authorization regulations, processes, and contacts for...
May 7, 2013 | Rodney Petersen
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer kicked off Information Management Week (May 7-9, 2013) with a keynote panel discussion on "Big Data, Small Data, Apps & Analytics:  Can We Transform Education Without Sacrificing Privacy?"  CPO Kathleen...
May 7, 2013 | Joan Cheverie
On April 24, 2013, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) announced that the Committee would conduct a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law over the coming months.  The goal of these hearings will be to determine whether the current law is still workable in the...
May 6, 2013 | Rodney Petersen
The Department of Commerce used the occasion of the annual conference of the Schools, Healthcare, Libraries and Broadband (SHLB) coalition to announce the release of a new NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit.  Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information,...

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