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From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education

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The college library, catalog, financial aid, admissions, registration, and of course, the school’s website, all have important digital services and are all easily accessible on the net. Under previous FCC action, internet-service providers (ISP) were prohibited from blocking, slowing-down or speeding-up access to web content and services. Under the new FCC guidelines, these historic protections will now be crippled.

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The Department of Education has released its newly proposed guidelines for school accountability. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. For more on MOOCs for credit, see the “MOOCs” section above. Education Politics.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. “ Online tutoring by students raises access fears,” says the Times Higher Education.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” (Did you know he recorded his first mixtape at the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia studio ?). Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. Education Politics.

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on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and more accountability for the companies that manage repayment of federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Oregonian : “Two former University of Oregon Counseling & Testing Center employees, who blew the whistle on a superior they said accessed an alleged rape victim’s health records without her consent, settled a lawsuit with the school.”