Distance education

On YouTube, No Enrollment Caps

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University of California at Berkeley expands the public reach of its courses in a new video portal with complete lectures, ready to be streamed.

More Online Enrollments

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Some 20 percent of all students took at least one such course last year, but rate of increase is slowing.

Online Education: Tailoring, Measuring and 'Bridging'

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As information technology leaders convened for the Educause meetings Thursday in Seattle, they talked about some of the same issues that are attracting attention in higher ed outside of technology circles: links to K-12, making courses more engaging and measuring what students learn.

Legal Education at a Distance

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Concord, an online law school, merges with Kaplan and gains aid eligibility; Penn State wins unusual variance from the ABA's strict limits on distance ed.

Learning 2.0

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Authors of new book explain how "blended learning" can improve traditional education, when online interactions can be better than lectures and more.

To Cut Textbook Costs, They're Printing Their Own

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If a book list is the blueprint for a course, Rio Salado College is about to start from scratch.

Geography Emerges in Distance Ed

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New study challenges conventional wisdom that where you live doesn't matter when you are enrolled online.

Open Courses Open Wider

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Announced last year, Yale's free online archive of full lectures -- complete with video and transcripts -- begins with seven popular courses.

We Get No Respect -- Well, Maybe a Little

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As providers of online education bemoan continued skepticism about their programs, they find some good news in survey of employers' attitudes.

Virtual Path to Diversity

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Despite reports of "digital divide," some colleges report notable progress in attracting minority students through online programs.

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