Distance education

On the Road Again

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Distance education program at Chattanooga State Technical Community College reaches for a new constituency: truckers.

Threat to Online Learning -- From New York's Tax Department?

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In a move that could prove a harbinger of things to come, a New York agency now contends that a distance education course is subject to state sales tax.

The Information Super-Library

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California community college plans certificate curriculum combining traditional Great Books approach with electronic delivery.

Rise in Distance Enrollments

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Community colleges see more growth. Assessment of student learning emerges as a top issue for administrators of these programs.

Accreditor Eyes Course Outsourcing

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North Central wants to know more about arrangements between StraighterLine and Ellis, Fort Hays State and Grand Canyon Universities.

The Distance Ed Tipping Point

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Community colleges consider: What happens when your online enrollments hit 50 percent (or some other level that changes nature of the institution)?

Home Dissection Kits and More

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Thanks to sets of do-it-yourself experiment packages, lab science courses are slowly gaining acceptance in online delivery.

The Evidence on Online Education

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It is superior in student learning to face-to-face instruction, says new meta-analysis from Education Department. And "blended" education does better still.

Blackboard Buys iPhone-Application Company

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The course management giant announces that it has purchased a company run by Stanford undergraduates.

Outsourcing Teaching, Overseas

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In Utah State degree program in Asia, "lead professors" (from Utah) design the course work and assign the grade, but "local facilitators" (from partner universities) deliver much of the course content.

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