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Tag: online education
A New Guide Helps Faculty Plan Equitable Online Courses For Fall
A new guide for faculty, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to help professors plan their online courses for fall as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The faculty playbook, called, “Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19,” came out of a collaboration between Every Learner Everywhere, a network of non-profits focused on student outcomes, and two of its member organizations, the Online Learning Consortium and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
June 26, 2020
Online Education Offers New Ways to Identify and Support At-Risk Students
Online education offers new ways to identify students at risk of dropping out and fresh opportunities to offer targeted supports.
May 13, 2020
Betsy DeVos Proposes New Regulations Regarding Online Education
The sudden shift to online learning as a result of COVID-19 has emphasized the need for updated regulations regarding distance learning in higher education. As a consequence, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed new rules Wednesday that would add upon last year’s proposed Distance Learning and Innovation regulation, states a press release from the Department […]
April 2, 2020
A Long, Tough Road from Foster Care to Ph.D. Studies
Cliches such as “the odds were against her” don’t come close to telling Tyleen Caffrey’s story. The “odds” included physical abuse as a child, placement with relatives and in foster care, back to an abusive home and back again to foster care. Today, the Kansas native is involved in academic research as a Ph.D. student in social work at Our Lady of the Lake University.
August 8, 2019
California’s Online Community College Targets ‘Stranded’ Adult Learners
Millions of California’s working adults who have a high school diploma and some or no post-secondary education will have a fresh opportunity to enhance their marketability by enrolling in the state’s newest and fully online community college.
October 10, 2018
First-Generation University Adult Learners and the Choice of an Online Learning Model
Access, success and affordability of higher education are main topics of discussion among policy makers. The question remains whether or not online education can play a significant role in leveling the playing field and eventually reducing income inequality.
October 1, 2018
UPenn’s College of Liberal & Professional Studies to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Online
The School of Arts and Sciences’ College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) at the University of Pennsylvania has announced it will create an option for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the institution online, beginning Fall 2019. The goal of the new program is to make Arts and Sciences education more available and […]
September 18, 2018
Report: Interest in Online Education Keeps Growing
The associate’s degree is the most popular credential among potential students as demand for online higher education continues to grow, according to a study by Clearwater, Fla.-based Digital Media Solutions. The independent agency’s study reviewed trends in inquiry generation and student acquisition data from January through June of this year. Analysts used information from Sparkroom, […]
August 17, 2018
Eastern Michigan Faculty and Administration Clash Over Online Curriculum
Tensions persist at Eastern Michigan University, where faculty are arguing that the university administration failed to consult with them before signing a deal with a questionable third-party company for marketing online courses.
November 30, 2017
Western Governors University Grows Into Its Role
Western Governors University has gone from pioneering to normalizing competency-based education.
October 12, 2017
Audit Calls on WGU to Return $713 Million to Department of Education
An audit from the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General concluded that Western Governors University (WGU) should return nearly $713 million to the department.
September 24, 2017
Purdue’s Plans for Online School Draw Criticism from Faculty
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s plans for a new online school are drawing criticism from some Purdue faculty members. The proposed school that would arise from Purdue’s purchase of for-profit Kaplan University was announced five months ago. But some Purdue faculty members who question those plans say they’re worried about the reputation of Kaplan […]
September 12, 2017
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