Distance education

The Invisible Computer Lab

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Colleges experimenting with 'virtual computing labs' say the cloud-based hubs are cheaper, more flexible, and poised to take over.

The States of Online Regulation

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A new report breaks down the 'inconsistent' and 'complex' regulatory terrain that Web-based colleges must navigate to operate in multiple states.

Deal Stopped in Its Tracks

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Responding to faculty opposition, Cuyahoga Community College suspends arrangement with Academic Partnerships to offer online accounting degree.

Britain Considers Expansion in Online Learning

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Government panel sees potential to become larger player in the international market and in the local market.

Online Courseware's Existential Moment

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Historically, universities such as Columbia, Oxford, Yale, Princeton and Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have defined their value by exclusivity as much as by excellence. The institutions positioned themselves as purveyors of an important public good — a corps of graduates fit to run a nation — but the classrooms and curriculums that ostensibly transform talented high-schoolers into cardholding members of the adult elite have been walled off from the general public.

Classroom Matters

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UNC-Chapel Hill plans to scale back controversial online Spanish 101 experiment after three semesters.

Left in the Hall

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New survey reveals nearly a third of community college students were unable to enroll in course of choice last semester.

The $10,000 Question

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Higher ed experts give grade of incomplete to Texas governor's goal of four-year degrees at a very low cost.

The Distance Administrator

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U. of Kentucky will allow director of CASTLE to run the educational technology outreach center from his own castle -- 700 miles away.

Open Courses for Community Colleges

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Congress rejected idea of a new federal grant program, but a private effort is growing.

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