Instructional technology / distance education

U of California, Berkeley, to delete publicly available educational content

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Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order.

Working paper finds little return on investment from online education

New paper casting doubt about the merits of online education raises concerns, but also questions from researchers who say it is "seriously flawed."

Georgia Tech launches second low-cost online master's degree program

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Three years after its low-cost MOOC-inspired master’s degree program in computer science launched, the institute announces a new program in analytics priced at less than $10,000.

Georgia Institute of Technology to award credit through massive open online course in computer science

Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.

Working paper explores effect of online education growth on higher ed market

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Paper finds growth of fully online degree programs led to increased spending and falling enrollments at some place-based colleges, but had little impact on tuition rates.

Education Department releases latest draft of state authorization rule

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Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review all out-of-state colleges.

Despite the hype, virtual reality still years away from making a difference in higher ed

The hype has some colleges wondering if now is the right time to jump in. High costs and development issues suggest the technology is still years away from making a difference.

MIT online learning report notes importance of teachers, instructional designers

Report on the future of online education stresses central role of faculty members and instructional designers.

George Washington U alumni sue university over quality of online program

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Graduates of an online program at George Washington U sue the institution, saying they paid more to receive a worse experience than face-to-face students.

State authorization reciprocity effort faces opposition from for-profit critics

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Initiative to simplify how colleges become authorized to offer online education outside their home state once again runs into opposition from advocacy groups, this time in New York.

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