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Identity verification for distance-ed students: Proposed rules now available
August 7, 2009

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) signed into law by President Bush on August 14, 2008 includes language related to verifying the identity of students in distance-education progra…

Update on HEOA and P2P
July 2, 2009

Last August, President Bush signed into law the 1,200-page Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, termed by one Senator "a well-intentioned contraption of unnecessary rules and reg…

Online Educators Won't Have to Spy on Students, New Rules Say
June 3, 2009

Distance educators won’t have to become FBI-style investigators, scanning fingerprints and installing cameras in the apartments of online students to ensure that people are who they say th…

Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: A Chat with Terry Hartle
May 28, 2009

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EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, Volume 44, Number 3, May/June 2009
May 28, 2009

Why IT Matters to Higher Education   features Apprehending the Future: Emerging Technologies, from Science Fiction to Campus Reality Bryan Alexander Deciding which tec…

EDUCAUSE Joins Letter Supporting FY2010 Appropriations for HEA Programs
May 21, 2009

EDUCAUSE recently joined other higher education associations in a May 15 letter asking that Congress continue its support for the federal funding of Higher Education Act (HEA) programs. It was d…

New Rules Will Push Colleges to Rethink Tactics Against Student Pirates
February 13, 2009

Colleges are about to be told how to fight piracy. They have deployed various tactics over the years to deter illegal file sharing, usually of commercial music and movies, by their students. But …

Higher Education Opportunity Act: Understanding Authorization versus Appropriations Funding Levels
January 7, 2009

The Department of Education recently posted a 219-page document summarizing the various provisions included in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).  While there are many grant prog…

E08 Podcast: Digging Deep with P2P: Understanding Students' Media Habits
November 19, 2008

This thirteen-minute podcast features a panel update recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference. The panel discussion is entitled, " Digging Deep with P2P: Understanding Students'…

Illegal File Sharing 101
November 17, 2008

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