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|Posted on August 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
By Nigel Thrift Aug 20, 2013
Higher education is becoming more and more integral to national economies, especially as universities find new ways to work together.
I began thinking about their expanding roles after reading Finches of Mars, the latest book by the British science-fiction author Brian Aldiss. While it is not exactly a literary triumph, what is interesting about the boo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
By Larry Gordon April 11, 2013
To make it easier for students to earn college credits in online courses, government regulation of such classes should be streamlined across state boundaries and better consumer protection rules enacted, a national commission said Thursday.
Rules and fees allowing online courses to operate for academic credit in various st...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
By Jason Delisle and Alex Holt, Aug 13, 2013
Lawyers are trained to exploit the letter of the law on behalf of their clients. How we feel about that usually depends on whose side of the case the lawyers are on. Now one of the nation's leading law schools is exploiting a huge loophole in federal financial-aid law, and taxpayers are clearly on the losing side. If other schools catch on, the result could be an undeserved bonanz...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. -- Vince Lombardi
|Posted on August 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
By Derrick Harris, July 27, 2013
SUMMARY: America has millions of open jobs and not nearly enough people qualified to fill them. Sometimes, that’s because people don’t know they exist. Online education can change that.
A couple weeks ago, I read something that tied my stomach in knots. It was that type of nervous anxiety often associated with public spea...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
By Ry Rivard, April 12, 2013
Institutions that offer online education programs should not be forced to answer to regulators in each and every state where they enroll students, according to a group led by the former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley.
Instead, institutions could be regulated by a single state where they are based, the Riley-led Commission on the Regulation of Postsec...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
All great achievements require time. -- Maya Angelou
|Posted on August 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
By Devon Haynie, usnews.com
July 16, 2013
Taking online courses can help high school students cut college costs.
As a high school student, Holly Harvey was determined to take as many college courses as possible.
There was just one problem – the nearest community college was 45 minutes away from her home i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Jul 20th 2013, NEW YORK, From the print edition, Economist.com
An army of new online courses is scaring the wits out of traditional universities. But can they find a viable business model?
DOTCOM mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open onlin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
By W.W., May 27, 2013 economist.com
LECTURE halls can seat only so many students, but it's easy enough to broadcast lectures online to tens of thousands. Ventures such as EdX, a non-profit consortium involving a dozen universities, and Coursera, a for-profit business, are now focused on making courses taught by outstanding instructors available to millions of students. Some universities are using these so-called MOOCs, short for "massively open onl...Read Full Post »