Distance education

Blackboard Makes a Pledge

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Under fire in patent dispute, software giant says it won't sue open source providers. Has the company gone far enough to satisfy its critics?

Scrutiny for Transfer Program

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Indiana U. takes close look at program to award degrees for 3 years of community college work and 1 year of online courses.

Black Colleges Expand Distance Learning

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Increasing numbers of institutions -- especially public institutions -- offer programs, survey finds.

Brand Extension

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Joint program involving Cornell and Queen's -- far from their campuses -- reflects evolution of distance programs and value of M.B.A. market.

Surge in Distance Ed at Community Colleges

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Study finds increasing student demand, growth in online student services, and possible changes in course management systems.

Making Online Learning Mandatory

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Ohio community college wants students -- including those enrolled in on-campus study -- exposed to independent inquiry.

An Online Course in Ethics

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Two top officials of Florida International U.'s online education department resign amid conflict of interest investigation.

Shaking Up the Market

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Pearson plans to buy eCollege, possibly upping competition for Blackboard and shifting direction of course management industry.

College for Sale

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Purchase of Touro's distance education division reflects trend of for-profits buying nonprofits -- with goal of expanding online offerings.

Latest Twist in Distance Ed

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American University finds that its students, away between academic years, are flocking to its online summer offerings.

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