Inside Digital Learning

Unanimity on Distance Ed Rule Changes Proves Elusive

Experts involved in crafting new federal rules for online education and classroom innovation want more clarity from the Department of Education about its priorities and rationales.

Rethinking State Authorization, Again

The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

States Limit Spread of Online Legal Education

As numerous law schools try to take advantage of new flexibility from their accreditor, some state policies lag behind those ambitions.

Provosts Count More on Online Programs

More say they will increase emphasis on and allocate "major funds" to online offerings. Survey also finds solid but not spectacular support for open educational resources, and that backing for competency-based programs is more philosophical than practical.

Digital Learning in 'Inside Higher Ed' This Week

Among the topics: student performance builds as curricular innovation takes hold; rethinking regional accreditation; online "university" offers $999 doctorate.

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