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Online Students Multitask More (Not in a Good Way)

Study finds that even those who are inclined to stray do so less in face-to-face classes -- presumably because instructors and peers are watching. What are the implications for online learning? And is all multitasking bad?

No, universities aren’t ‘doing fine’ on needed funding

Time on the road has a way of giving one perspective on matters back at home. It was after a week of travel and a chance to be reminded once again of the importance of higher education on America’s ability to compete in a world economy that I returned home to see Bob Robb’s recent column articulating his position regarding appropriate tax support for public universities.

This AI is so good at writing that its creators won’t let you use it

A new artificial intelligence system is so good at composing text that the researchers behind it said they won't release it for fear of how it could be misused.

‘Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?’

Dickinson student's essay sets off intense debate there and elsewhere about who dominates classroom discussions. While piece has been pummeled in conservative blogosphere, issues related to who speaks in class concern many in academe.