Distance education

Starbucks announces it will pay for employees to take junior and senior years at Arizona State online

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Coffee giant announces it will pay for junior and senior years of any of its employees admitted to Arizona State's online program.

After weeks of rumors, universities unveil the digital education consortium Unizin

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After weeks of rumors, four institutions announce a university-led consortium on all things digital education.

U.S. releases data on distance education enrollments

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The Department of Education slices its online enrollment data to show which students enroll in online courses, and where.

Study finds slower online growth at community colleges, but growth nonetheless

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While rate of enrollment growth slows, it is still going up at two-year institutions, even as number of students overall declines at many institutions. MOOC skepticism is evident.

MOOC providers Coursera and EdX announce new leaders

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Coursera hires Yale's former president and edX brings in a corporate executive to try to take them to the next level.

Much change, some progress dominate second annual Online Learning Summit

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At the second Online Learning Summit, educators survey a landscape vastly different from a year ago.

Few freshmen expect to take fully online classes, study finds

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A survey of freshmen finds that while most high school students use online education websites on their own time, very few see fully online courses in their higher education future.

At Bowdoin and other colleges, online course credit gets a second look

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Despite the growth of online education, some colleges -- especially small liberal arts institutions -- have absolute bans on credit for such work. Some are starting to consider a shift.

For small colleges, online education strategies are as varied as their mission statements

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Forget massive open online courses and online degree offerings. For the smallest colleges out there, a successful online education strategy can sometimes be as simple as email.

Survey of distance education provider shows important metrics missing -- or withheld

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A survey of distance education providers shows colleges and universities are failing to track -- or refusing to report -- course completion rates.

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