Distance education

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.

Branches in Different Time Zones

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Why are private colleges in New Hampshire, Ohio and Texas thinking of setting up shop outside Phoenix?

No Risk, No Reward

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For-profit educators and investors discuss an enticing, but potentially dicey, new international market.

All Over the Map

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A House hearing on private sector funding for college students turns into a much broader discussion.

Distance Ed's New Market -- in Spanish

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Reynaldo Pol, a coordinator of English as a second language courses for adults in a suburban Atlanta county, knows first-hand what issues language instructors in his corner of the world face. When he decided it was time to go back to school, Pol, a Cuban by birth who grew up in Puerto Rico and received his bachelor’s degree at Georgia’s Piedmont College, decided he wanted to look more broadly, beyond borders.

Defeat for For-Profit Model

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Illinois faculty push back -- and university agrees to make new online entity nonprofit, with programs run by academic departments.

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