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“60 Minutes” on Online Education – Reflections on a Story from 2001

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/18/2021

Cover of the 60 Minutes transcript So, how did the mass media view online education two decades ago? On February 18, 2001, the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes ran the segment “Online U,” which discussed the emergence of online offerings […]

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Recapping the 2020 Election: What Higher Education Can Expect

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/13/2020

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 significantly impacted higher education, perhaps more than any recent election. Citing her belief that “We must expand our thinking about what education actually is, as well as resist the urge to expect all […]

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Distance Education Enrollment Growth—Major Differences Persist Among Sectors

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/1/2018

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) recently released its 2016 distance education data. This report shows course enrollment for distance education programs in the United States. Today, we welcome Terri Taylor-Straut, Senior Research Analyst for WCET, to WCET Frontiers. […]

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Senate Weighs Innovation and Access Options in Reauthorizing Higher Ed Act

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/26/2018

The Senate is moving ahead with deliberations on its version of a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Yesterday morning, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing focusing on “access and innovation.” Much was said […]

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Federal Regulations: Delays, Reviews, and a Call for Comments

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/6/2017

Federal higher education regulations are under fire and the Department of Education wants your input. Let’s give it to them. Only the Teacher Prep regulations suffered the quick death of the Congressional Review Act. Several other postsecondary consumer protection regulations […]

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Questions about EQUIP, Ed Department’s Expansion of Aid to New Providers

Published by: Russ Poulin | 8/17/2016

On Tuesday, The U.S. Department of Education announced (Department press release, Wall Street Journal story) the eight partnerships that were selected in the EQUIP (Educational QUality through Innovative Partnerships) experimental sites program. The Department sought collaborations between accredited institutions that […]

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New WCET Distance Ed Enrollment Report Shows Continued Growth

Published by: Russ Poulin | 2/8/2016

We are pleased to announce the first issue of a new report, the “WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016: Using IPEDS 2014 Fall Enrollment Data.” Based on data accumulated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System’s […]

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