Instructional technology / distance education

Online university picks pace over prestige on path to accreditation

Arkansas’s new public online university chooses national accreditor over its regional agency, raising questions about pace, prestige and the state of quality assurance.

Harvard teams with corporate partner to offer online business analytics program

Three schools at the oldest university in the United States team up with 2U to start an online program in an emergent field.

Unusual approach to tuition assistance for McDonald's employees

McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes.

How one instructor is pursuing accessibility in online education

Issues are being brought to the forefront as education becomes more digital. Inside Higher Ed profiles a Ph.D. student as she designs her first online course.

U of California, Berkeley, to delete publicly available educational content

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Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order.

Working paper finds little return on investment from online education

New paper casting doubt about the merits of online education raises concerns, but also questions from researchers who say it is "seriously flawed."

Georgia Tech launches second low-cost online master's degree program

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Three years after its low-cost MOOC-inspired master’s degree program in computer science launched, the institute announces a new program in analytics priced at less than $10,000.

Georgia Institute of Technology to award credit through massive open online course in computer science

Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.

Working paper explores effect of online education growth on higher ed market

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Paper finds growth of fully online degree programs led to increased spending and falling enrollments at some place-based colleges, but had little impact on tuition rates.

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