Distance education

Getting Them In, Getting Them Back

As state lawmakers look for ways to increase college access for rural students, some want to safeguard against graduates jumping to the nearest big city.

Distance Ed Continues Rapid Growth at Community Colleges

While Blackboard dominates course-management market at 2-year colleges, more institutions are looking elsewhere.

A Look at Online Orientations

With demand for online courses increasing, some two-year colleges seek ways to boost retention among distance learners.

Many Uses for 'New York Times' Distance Ed Venture

Instead of sifting through existing texts to find case studies suitable for his course, Matt Cookson decided to go straight to the source. In his Introduction to Public Relations class, which he teaches as an adjunct at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, he uses content pulled directly from online archives of The New York Times -- embedded within the course management system itself.

Unusual Model for an Online College

Seeing potential niche, Tiffin U., a private institution in Ohio, starts two-year distance education college, hoping to build transfer market.

Academic Advising From Afar

For employees at one university that specializes in education at a distance, responding to student requests is a balancing act.

A National Community College?

The University of Phoenix came to dominate professional education for adults. Now its online two-year degree granting arm has grown to more than 100,000 enrollments.

Continued Growth for 2 Distance Ed Models

A multi-college consortium broadens availability of online courses, while an institution founded by 19 Western governors exceeds expectations (belatedly).

In Class From 8 a.m. to 9:50 p.m

A Tennessee community college is offering students the option of maintaining full-time status by taking classes only on Fridays.

When IM Is the Best Way to Stay on Top

At Ivy Tech Community College, a system serving more than 115,000 students on 23 campuses, faculty members embrace instant messaging to maintain contact with their students.


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