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U.S. government pulls out of ICANN

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will end its formal relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in late 2015, with ICANN developing a new global governance model, the agency said Friday. PCWorld Full Article

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Full Committee Hearing – The Triad: Promoting a System of Shared Responsibility. Issues for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Watch the webcast Panel Dr. Paul E. Lingenfelter , Former President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, Boulder, CO Download File Dr. Terry W. Hartle , Senior Vice President, American Council on Education, Washington, DC Download File Dr. Susan D. Phillips , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY […]

AAUP Sees MOOCs as Spawning New Threats to Professors’ Intellectual Property

Colleges broadly threaten faculty members’ copyrights and academic freedom in claiming ownership of the massive open online courses their instructors have developed, Cary Nelson, a former president of the American Association of University Professors, argued here on Wednesday at the group’s annual conference. The Chronicle of Higher Education Full Article

California Bill Allowing Credit for MOOCs Passes Senate

California state senators voted unanimously last Thursday to pass Senate Bill 520 (SB 520), despite opposition from faculty at California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California. The bill establishes incentive grant programs for the state’s public universities and colleges to develop online courses on massive open online course (MOOC) platforms, such as […]

Download Document– The Bologna Process: Its impact in Europe and beyond

Worldwide, it is felt that transparency and trust among higher education systems are needed to improve the global attractiveness and competitiveness of higher education. The Bologna Process represents an attempt to achieve this. It was an initiative by European countries to harmonize European educational programmes to provide comparable, compatible, and coherent systems of higher education […]

Regulating Distance Ed

Institutions that offer online education programs should not be forced to answer to regulators in each and every state where they enroll students, according to a group led by the former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley. Inside Higher Education Full Article

MOOC Skeptics at the Top

It would be easy to think that the leaders of American higher education are all in when it comes to MOOCs. Dozens of colleges and universities — many of them among the elites — have rushed to offer massive open online courses. Top foundations back the effort. The American Council on Education has moved quickly […]

Statement From Chairman Julius Genachowski On President Obama’s Announcement Of New FCC Leadership

“Today President Obama announced his intent to nominate Tom Wheeler to serve as Chairman of the  Federal Communications Commission and designate Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to serve as Acting Chairwoman upon my departure. These are excellent selections, and I commend the President. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Tom personally and professionally for almost 20 years. […]

Download Report — Advancing Access through Regulatory Reform: Findings, Principles, and Recommendations for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

In a move that will help transform the delivery of distance learning, a diverse group of higher education and state leaders, accreditors, and regulators led by former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley today unveiled plans for a new interstate reciprocity system that will significantly streamline regulations and allow universities and colleges to more easily […]

The Heart of the Digital University

In a Q&A, authors Frank McCluskey and Melanie Winter discuss how the forces that have brought about the current crop of challenges in higher education are the same ones that can help solve them. Campus Technology Full Article