Distance education

With Students Flocking Online, Will Faculty Follow?

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As demand continues to grow, colleges are still mulling how online teaching fits into the scheme of things, with competing models for supporting (and paying) faculty.

As Economy Wavers, Online Enrollments Climb

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Annual study finds double-digit gains in online education, in part due to fuel costs, surprising some who predicted the rate would eventually flatten.

Disincentive for Distance Learning

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Under new GI Bill, veterans who study solely online won't be eligible for housing allowance that traditional students receive. Is privileging the on-campus experience overly romantic, or smart policy?

Nonprofit Colleges as Takeover Targets

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Investors are buying traditional institutions -- but the hurdles, including "cultural risks," are many.

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)?

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