Highlights: Questions about who stands to benefit from data-driven assessments, lack of concern about cyberattacks, dissatisfaction with the scholarly publishing landscape, continued skepticism about online education quality.
"The Evolution of Distance Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.
The print-on-demand booklet features articles about a range of institutions and approaches.
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High school students will soon be able to earn college credit from Oberlin College for instruction neither delivered by the institution nor taught by its faculty members.
MIT experiments with instructor grading in massive open online courses as a way to expand teaching and learning opportunities for students and instructors.
While many institutions rely on online program management providers, Schreiner University opts for an alternative way of building an online nursing program.
Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review all out-of-state colleges.
New York University at Shanghai experiments with educational videos to study how it can reach Chinese students online.
Major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to improve outcomes and lower costs, but use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.
Education Department will push to finalize rule on state approval of online programs before the end of the year.
Companies spend millions of dollars so colleges can offer their programs online. 2U says data can tell the company if the investment will be worth it.
Higher education groups say Education Department's proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers.
Yoram and Edith Neumann, who have been involved with online education for decades, share some lessons about what factors most help students learn.