Distance Learning

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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CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education

One of the most popular topics in education technology these days is the subject of MOOCs, otherwise known as “Massive Open Online Courses.”

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Does Online Education Actually Work? (Opinion)

Conventional wisdom states that the future of higher education lies online.

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Millennials Support Online Education, Concerned About College Costs

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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University of Miami Offers First Free Online Class to High School Students to Prepare for the SAT

The University of Miami Global Academy (UMGA) launched the world’s first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for high school students, which began on November 26.

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Arizona State U Set To Join Trend Of Offering Non-Credit Online Courses For Free

Harvard offers them. Stanford and Duke offer them, and so do more than two dozen other universities around the country.

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St. Scholastica Aims To Reach Return Adult Students By Counting Free Online Coursework Toward Degree

Students at the College of St. Scholastica can now apply education from free online courses toward completion of their college degrees, with the potential of saving thousands of dollars.

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Community Colleges Put Baby Boomers Back in School

In August, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced that eleven colleges had been chosen to join a national program that would train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in health care, education, and social service. Called the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, it is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. 2013 is year one, with a kick-off meeting scheduled in San Francisco in April. Community College Report spoke with representatives from three participating colleges about the benefits of the program to both the older generation and to the schools.

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Online College Courses Boom

Another day, another development in the rapidly evolving world of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs.

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