Distance education

For-Profit White Knight?

Sierra Nevada may continue as a nonprofit liberal arts college -- through a deal with Michael Milken's education company.

Opening Up Online Learning

Publishers and course management systems, often competitors, coalesce around common format for sharing digital material.

Drop Patent, Educause Urges Blackboard

Leaders of IT association exhort e-learning company to abandon efforts to assert rights over key online technologies.

Growing Popularity of E-Learning

Nearly 3.2 million students took at least one college course online last year, up about 25 percent from 2004, an annual survey shows. 

Business School Battle

Students say proposed online programs could jeopardize the accreditation process for Florida Tech's College of Business.

The Engaged E-Learner

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

Branches in Different Time Zones

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

No Risk, No Reward

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

All Over the Map

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

Distance Ed's New Market -- in Spanish

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.

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