Online learning

Distance education state reciprocity initiative prepares to welcome first members

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An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.

With fall pilot under way, Wake Forest U. joins 2U online course consortium

After months on the fence, Wake Forest University joins 2U's Semester Online consortium just as its fall pilot gets under way, but initial student interest at some institutions has been tepid.

New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates

Competency-based education takes a major step forward in its challenge to seat time as College for America awards its first degree.

Documents shed light on details of Georgia Tech-Udacity deal

The details behind Georgia Tech's new deal with Udacity: big dollars and new types of instructional aides -- including some who work for the outside company.

Report urges California policy makers to revamp online education

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A report aims to reframe a hot debate in California over online education as lawmakers get ready to work on the state's budget.

Georgia Tech and Udacity roll out massive new low-cost degree program

Georgia Tech and Udacity, a MOOC provider, team up to dramatically lower the cost of a computer science master's degree.

Amendments to California outsourcing bill give professors more say, but faculty remain wary

California bill to increase use of online course providers gets changed to give faculty more say -- but not yet kudos from said faculty. 

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment

Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?

ACE deems 5 massive open courses worthy of credit

American Council on Education puts stamp of approval on Coursera courses from Duke, Penn and UC-Irvine -- none of which would grant credits themselves.

For-profit woes means less work for adjuncts

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.

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