Distance education

Tough Love for Colleges

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Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.

New Online Option for Private Colleges

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Consortium led by Regis U. offers different model for building distance offerings -- without risking enrollment losses.

NCAA to Study High School Policies

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As alleged 'diploma mill' closes, association plans review of nontraditional schools and other issues at secondary level.

Distance Ed Pioneer Reassesses Itself

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Confronting new competitors, Central Michigan U. looks ahead to another 35 years of training adult learners.

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.

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