Distance Learning

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U of Washington's Online Classes Find Big Market — If They're Free

Just a handful of students have signed up for the for-credit version of the University of Washington's online courses, but thousands are taking them for free.

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Consortia to the Rescue

Turning to distance ed consortia in times of need

As distance learning programs are developed and then refined, there are many options for national, regional, and statewide distance education consortia that the institutions can, and often do, join. The consortia help in sharing resources and tips to help each other with distance learning efforts.

Organizations like the American Distance Education Consortium, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), and Sloan Consortium offer member schools access to networking, resources, conferences, and learning opportunities.

Distance Ed Consortia Promoting Innovation

Members of distance education consortia can turn to their fellow members in times of need. But that’s just one benefit of membership. Another is the opportunity to easily consult like-minded individuals, which can spark new ideas in distance learning education programs.

Broadening the reach of lecture capture with mobile devices

Instructors can hold traditionally live classes online with the help of McGraw-Hill Tegrity

Technology has enabled higher education to extend instruction outside of the traditional classroom. New lecture capture technology such as the McGraw-Hill Tegrity Mobile App allows professors and students to record information on-the-go. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on October 18, 2012, instructors from Laramie County (Wyo.) Community College demonstrated how they use the app to enhance their lab, online, and hybrid classes in the Geosciences department.

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College Leaders Consider Making Florida’s Next Public University Online-Only

The Board of Governors was presented with four options for distance learning, including an online-only university.

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Rethinking Higher Ed Open Online Learning (Opinion)

More universities should develop high-quality online degree programs

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Georgetown University Joins edX

EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced the addition of Georgetown University to its group of educational leaders who are focused on providing a category-leading, quality higher education experience to the global online community.

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Survey Says Millennials Support Online Education

Millennials are concerned about the high cost of college, and that worry is leading them to be more supportive online education, a new poll from Northeastern University finds.

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The Achieve Degree: Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism

As a consultant to schools on programming for students with autism, I’m used to proposing ideas and hearing, “Sounds great, but sorry, we can’t do that.” Good intentions sometimes can’t overcome limitations in resources. But when I proposed the development of a bachelor’s degree designed to meet the specific needs of students with autism to The Sage Colleges (N.Y.), the response was very different. From the president on down, the prevailing attitude was, “How can we make this happen?”

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Cross Enrollment For College Students May Expand In Louisiana

Students enrolled in any public college or university should be able to take online courses at any other university inside or outside the student's original system, a Louisiana Board of Regents member said Wednesday. "It will take coordination," Joseph Wiley, secretary of the Board of Regents, said of the idea of cross enrollment courses.

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