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In 2013, the Department of Education and the President encouraged institutions to consider incorporating CBE programs to aid attainment and affordability goals, and provided guidance for offering federal financial aid.
In order for distance learning programs to provide the "college experience" that many of these students need to encourage their continued education, we must deliver engaging courses, but also present a co-curricular experience to them on their own virtual turf.
The national initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.
More MOOCs? Alternative credentials? $10,000 degrees? A pendulum swing back towards traditional on campus degrees? Join WCET's visionaries and leaders for a discussion of what edtech trends and issues are on the horizon.
Join us for a Big Audacious Conversation with Dr. Vernon Smith, chief academic officer and provost at MyCollege Foundation's newly launched Portmont College at Mount St. Mary's.
"Big Data" is going to school. As faculty and students increasingly build and consume course content online, they leave behind a digital trail that can provide insight into more effective ways of teaching and learning.
Join app maven Robbie Melton, the associate vice chancellor with the Tennessee Board of Regents, for a webcast showcasing mobile apps that have shown to assist student with disabilities and for assistive technology tools and to help institutions in addressing ADA in using mobile devices.
The Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals, and open educational resources provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right.
Professors and students repeatedly create social media sites branded with their current institution. It may be for a class or for social reasons, but continually social media sites are created outside of institutional administrative and IT control.
In 2011, we learned that more than two-thirds of institutions responding to a survey had not yet applied to a single state in seeking authorization to teach students at a distance in their state. Since then progress has been made, but there is still a long, long way to go.