Distance education

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?

Accreditation snag delays Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program

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Yale U.'s hybrid physician assistant program hits an accreditation snag -- a win for critics who have wanted the program to be evaluated as a stand-alone offering.

Study finds no impact of increasing class size on student outcomes

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Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.

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