Distance education

New job site in Colorado brings together powerful players in experiment worth watching

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The Markle Foundation, LinkedIn and the state of Colorado team up on a jobs site that seeks to create a common, skills-based language among job seekers, employers and education providers.

State authorization reciprocity effort faces opposition from for-profit critics

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Initiative to simplify how colleges become authorized to offer online education outside their home state once again runs into opposition from advocacy groups, this time in New York.

Education Department's inspector general's high-stakes audit of Western Governors U

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The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors U over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.

Less than two years after launch, U of Florida reboots online education initiative

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After canceling its online program management partnership with Pearson, can the University of Florida go it alone?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore stackable credentials and massive open online courses as an alternative path to earning a master's degree.

North Carolina A&T State U, an HBCU, plans online education expansion

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Historically black North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State U, which aims to increase its enrollment by nearly 50 percent over the next decade, is one of several HBCUs that see online education as a way to grow.

U of Florida renegotiating contract with Pearson to provide services for UF Online

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UF Online has told Pearson it may terminate controversial 11-year deal, but both sides say negotiations continue about a possible continued role for the company.

Exploring JumpCourse, an alternative online education provider

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Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former professor finds that a course lacks rigor and sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

Clinton higher education plan questions 'integrity' of online learning

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A last-minute wording change in Hillary Clinton's higher education plan about online programs draws criticism from distance learning experts.

Champlain College expands in online adult learner market

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Champlain College continues to expand in the adult learner market, landing a high-profile partner with the federal government. Does it provide a model for small private colleges to succeed online?

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