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Online Classes Surge at Virginia Tech. But What About Outcomes?

The university’s undergraduate online course offerings grew from 3 to 8 percent in recent years. But some question the scant attention the institution has paid to understanding outcomes in its massive online courses.

Community Colleges’ Positive, Pervasive Digital Leap

From rural New Hampshire to urban Miami, community college students, faculty and administrators are broadly enthusiastic about digital learning options, according to a new report.

Will University of Arkansas System Buy University of Phoenix?

After a local newspaper broke the story based on a leak, the two institutions confirmed they are discussing a potential deal.

An Unlikely Pairing

Hilbert College, a nonprofit Catholic institution in New York, is purchasing for-profit Valley College, which has four sites in Ohio and West Virginia. That makes for an unusual match.


Arizona State University will soon offer credit-bearing courses that begin on YouTube. Is the behemoth online video-sharing website the missing ingredient in engaging more learners on the margins?

AI Writing Detection: A Losing Battle Worth Fighting

Human- and machine-generated prose may one day be indistinguishable. But that does not quell academics’ search for an answer to the question “What makes prose human?”

A Collision of Innovation and Interests

Adrian College has used the course-sharing platform Rize Education to launch new majors and increase enrollment. But Adrian’s president also co-founded Rize, and some observers think that creates a conflict of interest.

An ‘Ambitious’ Regulatory Agenda

The Education Department’s docket for this year includes amending regulations on accreditation, state authorization, distance education, cash management and third-party servicers. Plus, the agency plans new Title IX and gainful-employment regulations this spring.