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‘We Are Not Dancing Bears’

The man behind the Rate Your Lecturer website, which encourages British university students to publicly praise or censure their teachers, has defended the project against a glut of criticism from academics.

Shift on Agents

A special commission studying the use of commission-based recruitment of international students has urged the National Association for College Admission Counseling to lift a ban on the practice,

U of Edinburgh releases first ever MOOC data

Despite the buzz around Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), data about them is scarce, limiting the ability to judge how the courses will fit into the higher education landscape—and particularly whether they will be creditworthy and eventually profitable.

Bail out universities rather than banks?

World leaders will be gathering in Northern Ireland next week for the G8 summit. Like a bunch of well-dressed people standing around a car that won't start, they will be looking for ideas to revive the spluttering engine of economic growth.

Tip of the Iceberg

Tyler Cowen, a star economics professor at George Mason University, isn’t interested in making money off the online university he co-founded last fall.