Distance education

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?

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Inside Higher Ed's other coverage of digital learning during the past week includes:

State authorization rule, long in the works, faces opposition in new Congress

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Education Department finally issues rule on state approval of online programs, but with opposition in Congress, it may never go into effect.

One university's approach to online faculty development: a radio show

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After several iterations, a college at the University of Cincinnati develops an old-time concept -- a radio show -- to teach professors new techniques.

California's Online Education Initiative connects community college classes across institutions

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California community colleges unveil online program that allows students to take courses across multiple campuses, a project that replaced a failed attempt to tap for-profit online course providers to meet student demand.

Florida International U. explores the impact of course redesign on students and faculty members

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Florida International U explores whether redesigning courses according to best practices actually leads to improvements for faculty members and students.

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.

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