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Regular and Substantive Interaction Update: Where Do We Go from Here?

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 11/8/2022

What is “Regular and Substantive Interaction”? Congress created a distinction between the definitions of “distance education” and “correspondence education” for purposes of federal financial aid eligibility. The distinction is that distance education courses include “regular and substantive interaction” (or RSI) […]

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What’s Happened to Those Federal Regs on Professional Licensure and Reciprocity?

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/24/2022

Publication of the Department of Education’s proposed professional licensure and reciprocity rules will be delayed until 2023. In March we alerted you to two proposed changes to U.S. Department of Education regulations from its Negotiated Rulemaking process earlier this year. […]

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Digital Learning: A Mystery about Pending Federal Rules

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/14/2022

It has been an action-packed year thus far on the Federal regulatory front. In January, we shared a preview of the “coming attractions” and encouraged you to grab some popcorn and watch along with us. And, while we’re only through […]

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More Federal Rulemaking Excitement for Distance Ed Fans…and Next Steps

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/24/2022

Earlier this week, we shared some very important issues from recent Federal rulemaking that will likely have a big effect on distance education. You probably have heard much more about the other “bigger” issues addressed during this rulemaking such as […]

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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 2:  Federal and State Rules

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/27/2022

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET|SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for […]

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