Distance education

Nonprofit Colleges as Takeover Targets

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

On the Road Again

Distance education program at Chattanooga State Technical Community College reaches for a new constituency: truckers.

Threat to Online Learning -- From New York's Tax Department?

In a move that could prove a harbinger of things to come, a New York agency now contends that a distance education course is subject to state sales tax.

The Information Super-Library

California community college plans certificate curriculum combining traditional Great Books approach with electronic delivery.

Rise in Distance Enrollments

Community colleges see more growth. Assessment of student learning emerges as a top issue for administrators of these programs.

Accreditor Eyes Course Outsourcing

North Central wants to know more about arrangements between StraighterLine and Ellis, Fort Hays State and Grand Canyon Universities.

The Distance Ed Tipping Point

Community colleges consider: What happens when your online enrollments hit 50 percent (or some other level that changes nature of the institution)?

Home Dissection Kits and More

Thanks to sets of do-it-yourself experiment packages, lab science courses are slowly gaining acceptance in online delivery.

The Evidence on Online Education

It is superior in student learning to face-to-face instruction, says new meta-analysis from Education Department. And "blended" education does better still.

Blackboard Buys iPhone-Application Company

The course management giant announces that it has purchased a company run by Stanford undergraduates.


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