Distance education

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.

Georgia Tech admits first cohort ahead of online master's degree program launch

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AT&T employees, men and domestic students dominate the first cohort of Georgia Tech's new fully online master's degree program.

Rutgers U. liberal arts and science faculty join graduate school in Pearson boycott

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Professors in School of Arts and Sciences joins the Graduate School in shunning online program partnership with Pearson.

Berklee College of Music launches first accredited bachelor's degree programs in music

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The Berklee College of Music will next year launch its first two bachelor's degrees online, where 120 credits cost less than one year on campus.

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