Distance education

The Engaged E-Learner

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Release of 2006 NSSE survey, with new data on online education, prompts calls for wider release of data.

Branches in Different Time Zones

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Why are private colleges in New Hampshire, Ohio and Texas thinking of setting up shop outside Phoenix?

No Risk, No Reward

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For-profit educators and investors discuss an enticing, but potentially dicey, new international market.

All Over the Map

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A House hearing on private sector funding for college students turns into a much broader discussion.

Distance Ed's New Market -- in Spanish

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Reynaldo Pol, a coordinator of English as a second language courses for adults in a suburban Atlanta county, knows first-hand what issues language instructors in his corner of the world face. When he decided it was time to go back to school, Pol, a Cuban by birth who grew up in Puerto Rico and received his bachelor’s degree at Georgia’s Piedmont College, decided he wanted to look more broadly, beyond borders.

Defeat for For-Profit Model

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Illinois faculty push back -- and university agrees to make new online entity nonprofit, with programs run by academic departments.

Going Borderless and Bilingual

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U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

Blackboard Makes a Pledge

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Under fire in patent dispute, software giant says it won't sue open source providers. Has the company gone far enough to satisfy its critics?

Scrutiny for Transfer Program

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Indiana U. takes close look at program to award degrees for 3 years of community college work and 1 year of online courses.

Black Colleges Expand Distance Learning

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Increasing numbers of institutions -- especially public institutions -- offer programs, survey finds.

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