Distance education

'New York Times' Enters Distance Learning Market

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The New York Times on Thursday announced a major push into higher education -- with new efforts to provide distance education, course content and social networking. A number of colleges are already either committed to using the new technologies or are in negotiations to start doing so, evidence of the strong power of the Times brand in academe.

The Business of Branching Out

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Maryland college's payment of per-student fee to contractor in Taiwan raises questions about when practices unacceptable in the U.S. are permissible (or not) abroad.

On YouTube, No Enrollment Caps

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University of California at Berkeley expands the public reach of its courses in a new video portal with complete lectures, ready to be streamed.

More Online Enrollments

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Some 20 percent of all students took at least one such course last year, but rate of increase is slowing.

Online Education: Tailoring, Measuring and 'Bridging'

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As information technology leaders convened for the Educause meetings Thursday in Seattle, they talked about some of the same issues that are attracting attention in higher ed outside of technology circles: links to K-12, making courses more engaging and measuring what students learn.

Legal Education at a Distance

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Concord, an online law school, merges with Kaplan and gains aid eligibility; Penn State wins unusual variance from the ABA's strict limits on distance ed.

Learning 2.0

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Authors of new book explain how "blended learning" can improve traditional education, when online interactions can be better than lectures and more.

To Cut Textbook Costs, They're Printing Their Own

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If a book list is the blueprint for a course, Rio Salado College is about to start from scratch.

Geography Emerges in Distance Ed

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New study challenges conventional wisdom that where you live doesn't matter when you are enrolled online.

Open Courses Open Wider

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Announced last year, Yale's free online archive of full lectures -- complete with video and transcripts -- begins with seven popular courses.

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