Online learning

California State U. System nixes online degree arm for shared services model

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The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

Armed with federal data, Maryland goes after out-of-state distance education providers

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Maryland fires off letters to large and small distance education providers alike in an attempt to find out who's teaching students in the state. Is this quality control or protectionism?

State regulators express concern over Education Department's new draft state authorization proposal

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State regulators are concerned that the Education Department's new proposal will impose substantial new burdens on their offices.

After two years of MOOC mania, enthusiasm for online education dips

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Survey shows academic leaders' enthusiasm for online education dipped in 2013 after interest among institutions with no such offerings faltered.

San Jose State U. resurrects scaled-back online course experiment with MOOC provider Udacity

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University will offer a new round of the courses it created with Udacity -- but this time as regular college classes.

Study on online learning finds it helps, not hurts, credential attainment

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New study of online learning, finding those who've taken distance courses to be more likely to earn certificates and degrees, is at odds with earlier research focusing on shorter-term outcomes.

Distance education state reciprocity initiative prepares to welcome first members

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An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.

With fall pilot under way, Wake Forest U. joins 2U online course consortium

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After months on the fence, Wake Forest University joins 2U's Semester Online consortium just as its fall pilot gets under way, but initial student interest at some institutions has been tepid.

New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates

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Competency-based education takes a major step forward in its challenge to seat time as College for America awards its first degree.

Documents shed light on details of Georgia Tech-Udacity deal

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The details behind Georgia Tech's new deal with Udacity: big dollars and new types of instructional aides -- including some who work for the outside company.

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