Online institutions

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.

Can an Investor Buy a Community College?

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We may find out: Maricopa officials entertain entrepreneur's $400 million-plus offer to take Rio Salado's online operations into the private sector, which would be unprecedented.

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.

Getting Past the Gatekeeper

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A college official charged with making sure faculty degrees are legitimate finds himself doubting the legitimacy of his own doctorate.

Online Campus, Part II: The Spinoff

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University of Illinois proposes seeking independent accreditation for its underperforming Global Campus unit in effort to gain flexibility and expand offerings.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

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What happens when boards and presidents quickly fall out of love?

Nonprofit Colleges as Takeover Targets

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Investors are buying traditional institutions -- but the hurdles, including "cultural risks," are many.

Private Conversations

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U. of Toledo professors object as administrators negotiate plan for for-profit company to provide courses in exchange for a share of tuition revenue.

Founder Explains U. of the People

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In podcast interview, Shai Reshef explains his vision for offering low-cost, online degrees -- recognized by U.S. accreditors -- all over the world.

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