Distance education

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.

Unity on State Regulation Erodes

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As 70 higher ed groups ask Congress to rescind Education Dept. rule on state approval of online programs, public college associations peel off.

Should Teaching Be Outsourced?

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Two universities sign deals to let outside group teach journalism courses online, setting up debate over faculty roles.

Limited Education Behind Bars

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Restricted Internet access and inadequate government funding hinder postsecondary programs in prisons and increase recidivism, report says.

Built for Distance

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Online faculty burnout may have more to do with a professor's personality than with the medium itself.

Glimpse Into the Future

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Spat between Ellis U. and regional accreditor highlights challenges for institutions and regulators alike as higher ed business partnerships grow in scope and complexity.

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