Distance education

Unwanted Export?

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New online university promises to send great education from U.S. to developing nations, but critics fear it's a new diploma mill.

Proctor 2.0

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New authenticating device would eliminate need for in-person oversight of students taking exams in distance learning programs.

The New State U.

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U. of Illinois plans huge expansion of online efforts -- going for-profit, with non-tenured professors. Faculty leaders are divided on the push.

The Next Level of Open Source

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Going a step beyond free course materials, Yale will put videos of selected courses online -- available free to anyone.

For-Profit White Knight?

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Sierra Nevada may continue as a nonprofit liberal arts college -- through a deal with Michael Milken's education company.

Opening Up Online Learning

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Publishers and course management systems, often competitors, coalesce around common format for sharing digital material.

Drop Patent, Educause Urges Blackboard

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Leaders of IT association exhort e-learning company to abandon efforts to assert rights over key online technologies.

Growing Popularity of E-Learning

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Nearly 3.2 million students took at least one college course online last year, up about 25 percent from 2004, an annual survey shows. 

Business School Battle

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Students say proposed online programs could jeopardize the accreditation process for Florida Tech's College of Business.

The Engaged E-Learner

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Release of 2006 NSSE survey, with new data on online education, prompts calls for wider release of data.

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