This week began on a somber note with reports that the American Council on Education's general counsel, Ada Meloy, was killed in a Thanksgiving automobile accident. Additionally, BerkeleyX announced two new big data MOOCs, the shuttered Los Angeles Unified School District iPad initiative became the subject of an FBI investigation, and we took a look at 13 award-winning higher ed tech tools and approaches worth keeping an eye on in 2015.
Be sure to check out our feature on six higher ed presidents to watch in 2015 and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 6 higher ed presidents to watch in 2015: Over the next year, these administrators could set new standards for dealing with everything from cheating scandals and campus sex assault to questions about leadership backgrounds.
- ACE general counsel dies in holiday accident: A statement from the American Council on Education praised Ada Meloy's contributions to higher ed over the course of a career that spanned nearly four decades.
- New big data MOOCs coming from BerkeleyX: UC-Berkeley will offer two new MOOCs through edX on using an open-source big data processing engine.
- 13 higher ed tech tools and approaches to watch in 2015: Recent awards and listings have raised the profile of a wide range of higher ed technology companies and institutional ed tech efforts.
- Los Angeles' iPad initiative investigated by FBI: Agents confiscated 20 boxes filled with documents pertaining to the district's failed, and possibly unethical, $1 billion deal to give all students iPads.
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