Distance education

California State rolls out plan for centralized online learning portal

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The nation's largest university moves to embrace distance ed, hoping to solve growing capacity issues. Some faculty are dubious.

Stanford open course instructors spin off for-profit company

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Open Education
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The instructors of Stanford's massively open online artificial intelligence course spin their idea into a for-profit venture.

Colleges excited as their iTunes classes go live

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Academics at a research university and a community college talk about why they jumped at chance to be part of new iTunes courses.

U.S. News & World Report releases first ever online college program rankings

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Online Education
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Despite data collection bugs, U.S. News & World Report publishes the first online iteration of its controversial college rankings.

Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education

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How close can Stanford's computer science department get to offering world-class courses for free?

New York U at Shanghai experiments with educational videos to study how it can reach Chinese students online

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New York University at Shanghai experiments with educational videos to study how it can reach Chinese students online.

Education Department to make final push for state authorization rule

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Education Department will push to finalize rule on state approval of online programs before the end of the year.

2U hopes to lower risk with program selection algorithm

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Companies spend millions of dollars so colleges can offer their programs online. 2U says data can tell the company if the investment will be worth it.

Higher ed groups say teacher prep rules 'discriminate' against distance education providers

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Higher education groups say Education Department's proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers.

Pennsylvania State U sees surge of interest in short, skills-based faculty development program

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Penn State U's World Campus plans further changes to its faculty development efforts after an online teaching certificate program became a surprise hit among graduate students.

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