Distance education

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?

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.

More coverage of digital learning

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.

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