Distance education

Dodging Swine Online

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Advice for combating a swine flu outbreak: cover your mouth, wash your hands, and brush up on your online course delivery system.

Sustainable Hybrids

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Case study by South Texas College suggests that courses that a blend of classroom and distance education can produce better outcomes than either one by itself.

Evaluating Online Applicants

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With the growth of virtual high schools, new issue surfaces for admissions officers.

An Experiment Takes Off

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U. of Southern California's online master's in teaching, designed to "scale up" the production of instructors, enrolls 450 students in first 6 months -- more than four times the number in its on-campus program.

Border Dispute

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Online colleges say cumbersome state-by-state approval processes are hurting them -- and America.

Regulation Woes

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Online educators convene in Washington to discuss ways to avoid having to apply for approval in every state.

Ferreting Out Financial Aid Fraud

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Congressional hearing prompted by U.S. report on for-profit colleges features under cover recordings but, with surprising heft, focuses on underprepared students (at all colleges) and concerns about distance education.

Following in Kaplan's Footsteps

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A leading test preparation company, seeking to diversify its revenue streams, decides that instead of just preparing students to attend other colleges, it wants to run its own. So it buys a company that provides career training to adults and has a virtual high school.

Adios to Spanish 101 Classroom

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is moving introductory Spanish courses completely online. Some students are worried, but department officials are not.

Online Education's Great Unknowns

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Distance learning has broken into the mainstream of higher education. But at the campus level, many colleges still know precious little about how best to organize online programs, whether those programs are profitable, and how they compare to face-to-face instruction in terms of quality.

That is what Kenneth C. Green, director of the Campus Computing Project, concludes in a study released today in conjunction with the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications.

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