Distance education

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.

Comparing Online Programs

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Sloan Consortium develops standardized metrics for assessing quality of online programs.

Gates Goes Open

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The biggest winners of Gates Foundation's latest spending spree aim to open doors to college degrees, open access to high-quality courseware, or both.

Trying to Take On the For-Profits

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Community colleges plan to join forces to market their online programs in a new portal.

Expanding Language by (Online) Degree

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To broaden language offerings amid massive budget cuts, Pennsylvania higher ed system says it will offer distance degrees in Arabic.

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