Distance Learning

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Adults Are Flocking to College That Paved Way for Flexibility

In September, Jennifer Hunt of Brown County, Ind., was awarded a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey without ever taking a Thomas Edison course.

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Online Education Transforming College

As politicians and academics debate the future of higher education, it is already happening -- in dorm rooms, off-campus apartments and living rooms around the world.

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The Trouble With Online College

Stanford University ratcheted up interest in online education when a pair of celebrity professors attracted more than 150,000 students from around the world to a noncredit, open enrollment course on artificial intelligence.

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A Conversation Every Community College President Needs to Hear

University Business sat down with Tony Bates, author of 11 books in the field of online learning and distance education, to hear his thoughts about the growing importance and necessity of online learning technologies -- including MOOCs -- to higher ed institutions.

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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace

Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.

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The Real Trouble With Online Higher Ed

The past few weeks have seen twists and turns in the ongoing debate about the quality and worth of online learning, and its role in the future of higher ed.

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College Degree, No Class Time Required

University of Wisconsin to Offer a Bachelor's to Students Who Take Online Competency Tests About What They Know

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Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit

In an unusual arrangement with a commercial company, dozens of public universities plan to offer an introductory online course free and for credit to anyone worldwide, in the hope that those who pass will pay tuition to complete a degree program.

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New Study: Over 6.7 Million Students Learning Online

The 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. Higher education adoption of Massive Open Online Courses remains low, with most institutions still on the sidelines.

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Rutgers Signs Deal With Pearson eCollege To Increase Online Degree Programs

After years of resisting jumping into the booming world of online learning, Rutgers University has signed a seven-year deal with Pearson eCollege to dramatically increase the school’s online courses and degree programs.

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