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?

Faculty analysis criticizes online education at George Washington University

George Washington professors review digital offerings and find lack of oversight, unclear course requirements and large student-faculty ratios.

Accreditor denies Arizona community college's bid to expand online

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Accreditor’s rejection of Scottsdale Community College’s proposed expansion suggests that consistency and mandated faculty training could become a focus for quality control in online learning.

MIT deems half online, half in-person master's program a success

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Administrators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they are “floored” by the quality of students in its half online, half in-person master's degree program. Expansion plans are in the works.

Southern New Hampshire expands refugee education initiative

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Southern New Hampshire University announces first phase of initiative to expand higher education access to refugees.

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