Online learning

For-profit woes means less work for adjuncts

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Sliding enrollments at for-profit colleges mean less work for adjuncts who teach online. And these faculty cutbacks happen quietly, and sometimes without much warning.

Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow

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Annual survey finds that enrollments in online courses and programs grew at 9.3 percent rate, lowest level in a decade -- and that campus officials don't know what to make of MOOCs.

Top-tier universities band together to offer credit-bearing, fully online courses

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A consortium of top-tier universities announces fully online, non-MOOC, credit-bearing courses.

Elsevier partners with edX to provide free versions of textbooks to MOOC students

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Elsevier will offer free (but basic) digital versions of one of its textbooks to MOOC students through edX, hoping it will drive traditional sales.

International educators consider the future of the field

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At European gathering of international educators, speakers ask, "Where are we headed?"

Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

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With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.

Davidson College launches online course about fake news

Davidson College launches a free, two-week online course about defining, identifying and avoiding deliberately false stories.

U of Maryland University College pursues strategy of 'unbundling'

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U of Maryland University College pursues a strategy of spinning off units into stand-alone companies, seeking financial gain for itself and affordable tuition rates for its students.

Colleges and experts assess value of U.S. News online program rankings

Getting on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of online programs gives colleges bragging rights, and administrators say it also helps them improve the quality of programs. But critics say they provide little value for students. 

Director of SUNY's online program imagines tuition-free education

Open SUNY, the online hub for the state's higher-education system, could flourish under the governor's proposed tuition-free plan.  

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