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E-learning Regulation
Questions of e-learning quality, rising student debt, and post-graduation employment prospects have led to regulatory actions and legislative proposals to tighten programmatic and institutional accountability.

Copyright and Fair Use
A lawsuit brought by several publishers against Georgia State University involved the use of copyrighted materials in e-reserves in higher education. The case was decided largely in favor of Georgia State, however, the publishers have appealed and the outcome could have far reaching implications for educational fair use.

Identity Governance
The NSTIC vision is an “identity ecosystem” in which online services can be accessed with confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation. Multiple sectors, including higher education, must develop the technology and policy standards essential for a successful framework

Policy Matters

Few policy issues are entirely new, even fewer vanish permanently, and most cycle — that is, their importance waxes and wanes as they are affected by technology, society, or politics. If we understand how policy challenges evolve, then in principle we can anticipate when different issues will become important and how to address them. Read the latest in EDUCAUSE Review Online >

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EDUCAUSE to FCC: Protect the Open Internet

In a recent letter to the FCC, EDUCAUSE requested that commissioners incorporate the interests of higher education institutions in future deliberations.

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Policy Digest: Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Distance Ed

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HathiTrust Copyright Case: Resources

Learn about how orphan works, fair use, and the role of technology in higher ed play out in this case.

A Few Things about E-FERPA

Four of the most common misunderstandings cleared up by guest blogger Steven J. McDonald.


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