Distance education

Pearson partners with Ivy Tech for self-paced, online gen-ed courses

Pearson announces new self-paced, general education courses in hope of catching overflow from crowded colleges. Ivy Tech cautiously becomes its first partner.

Princeton, Penn and Michigan join the MOOC party

With help from venture-backed company, Princeton, Penn and U. of Michigan announce they will become the latest high-profile universities to offer free, interactive courses to massive online audiences.

Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses

Argosy University cuts pay rate for online adjuncts, giving a rarely seen glimpse at adjunct pay and raising questions about how for-profits stack up on salaries.

How could MITx change MIT?

Several weeks into MIT's massive open online teaching experiment, faculty ponder how it could change the university.

Unregulated for-profits receive big chunk of military spouse tuition aid

Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.

California State rolls out plan for centralized online learning portal

The nation's largest university moves to embrace distance ed, hoping to solve growing capacity issues. Some faculty are dubious.

Stanford open course instructors spin off for-profit company

Kicker: 
Open Education

The instructors of Stanford's massively open online artificial intelligence course spin their idea into a for-profit venture.

Colleges excited as their iTunes classes go live

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Academics at a research university and a community college talk about why they jumped at chance to be part of new iTunes courses.

U.S. News & World Report releases first ever online college program rankings

Kicker: 
Online Education

Despite data collection bugs, U.S. News & World Report publishes the first online iteration of its controversial college rankings.

Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education

How close can Stanford's computer science department get to offering world-class courses for free?

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