Distance education

Study on online learning finds it helps, not hurts, credential attainment

New study of online learning, finding those who've taken distance courses to be more likely to earn certificates and degrees, is at odds with earlier research focusing on shorter-term outcomes.

Distance education state reciprocity initiative prepares to welcome first members

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An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.

Online course providers increasingly using the term 'learning experience'

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Freed from the confines of classrooms, lectures and semesters, online education providers are increasingly using the term "learning experience."

 

Controversial California bill to outsource student learning dead until 2014 or later

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Controversial California legislation that would have given a major boost to nontraditional forms of instruction is on hold for at least a year.

As universities rush into online learning, one veteran player looks at its own performance

As Oregon State's distance education efforts grow, professors raise questions about who does the teaching, how they are paid and whether anyone has figured out how learning compares online and in person.

Documents shed light on details of Georgia Tech-Udacity deal

The details behind Georgia Tech's new deal with Udacity: big dollars and new types of instructional aides -- including some who work for the outside company.

Cal State may turn to virtual labs

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The Cal State chancellor's office is looking to break the course bottleneck and, in the process, could change life sciences education by ending in-person lab experience for many non-majors.

Three universities back away from plan to pool courses online

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Top-tier universities said in November they would work with 2U for a project known as Semester Online. As this fall’s launch date approaches, several have backed away.

 

Duke faculty reject plan for it to join online consortium

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Vote by professors forces university to withdraw from participation in online credit courses for undergraduates.

The Minerva project plans for different kind of online education

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In an era of free online classes, one university wants students to pay to fly across the world to be taught together online, by professors who may not be on campus. Will this model work? 

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