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Apr 16, 2014
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?

Booklets

"Online Education: More Than MOOCs" is a collection of news articles and opinion essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about the many forms of online learning that continue to develop outside the white-hot glare of hype surrounding massive open online courses. The articles aim to put recent developments in online education into long-term context, and the essays present the timely thinking of commentators about experts about how distance education is affecting learning and colleges' business models.

The goal is to provide some of Inside Higher Ed's best recent material (both news articles and opinion essays) in one easy-to-read place. Download the booklet here.

This is the fourth in a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On January 8, 2014, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a lively discussion of online education issues in a free webinar. Click here to view a recording of the event.

 
The compilation of articles is made possible in part through advertising support from Loudcloud.

Blogs

Student Affairs and Technology
April 17, 2014 - 6:19pm

Cosmos is a subversive television show...and I love it.

Law, Policy -- and IT?
April 17, 2014 - 3:02pm

A missed opportunity for a real discussion of internet security.

Library Babel Fish
April 16, 2014 - 10:18pm

Rethinking the value of library spaces in an era of Big Deals and student centeredness.

Archive

December 6, 2013
At a conference on MOOC research, speakers back up commonly held beliefs about the medium with data.
November 26, 2013
Responding to another essay, John Raucci Jr. says that professors can be skeptical of online learning and want to experiment with technology-enabled education.
November 26, 2013
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.
November 25, 2013
Using the MOOC provider edX, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology starts to talk about "unbundling" its own education.  
November 20, 2013
An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.
November 19, 2013
After a year of experimenting with online education, faculty members at San Jose State University raise the alarm about governance at the institution.    
November 15, 2013
Instead of waiting for lawmakers, IT officials and privacy experts say higher education should lead on privacy rules.
November 8, 2013
A new market forecast suggests learning management systems won't just survive for another five years -- they'll thrive.
November 8, 2013
This month's edition of our monthly technology podcast examines how to use podcasts to improve teaching and learning.
November 6, 2013
In two separate analyses, researchers cast doubt about claims made by Purdue on the impact of its early-warning system on retention.

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