Distance education

College Withdraws Credits Awarded in Distance Education Scheme

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Otterbein College withdraws thousands of bogus credits awarded to hundreds of Florida teachers in scheme approved by associate dean.

Outsourced Grading

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Kentucky community colleges experiment with having outside company evaluate students' essays in freshman composition.

Easing the Copyright Challenge

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Permissions center partners with Blackboard to help professors gain approval as they build their online courses.

Blackboard, WebCT to Merge

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Combination of 2 leading e-learning platforms will dominate market, but some college officials fret about impact.

Blackboard vs....

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In buying WebCT, did course-management giant vanquish competition, or is open source the real competition?

Beyond 'Toys, Travel and Food'

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Institutionally, most colleges have, in one way or another, embraced the use of technology in how they educate their students. Four in five colleges and universities use some form of content management system, and educational technologists are no longer unusual creatures on their campuses.

The Sounds of Stanford, via the iPod

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University will offer lectures and sports free to alums and the public, and course content to students, through Apple's music store.

Educating Africa, Virtually

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New grant aims to help African teachers harness power of the Internet to try to educate a struggling continent.

Tough Love for Colleges

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Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.

New Online Option for Private Colleges

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Consortium led by Regis U. offers different model for building distance offerings -- without risking enrollment losses.

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