Distance education

New Player in Course Management Software

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It's Learning, which has many university clients in Europe, looks to grab a share of the U.S. market by stressing ease of use, individual learning plans.

Educational Culture Clash

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Complaint by black college against distance education university raises question: Do limits on program duplication make sense in the online era?

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.

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