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Barriers and Opportunities of E-Learning Implementation in Iraq: A Case of Public Universities

Although the implementation of e-learning initiatives has reached advanced stages in developed countries, it is still in its infancy in many developing nations and the Middle East in particular. Recently, few public universities in Iraq have initiated limited attempts to use e-learning alongside traditional classrooms. However, different obstacles are preventing successful adoption of this technology. […]


State Board Of Regents Approves New York’s Participation In Reciprocity Agreement For Distance Learning With Other States

The New York State Board of Regents today approved regulations to allow New York higher education institutions to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  The regulations also permit out-of-state institutions to provide distance education to New York State residents, providing standards and safeguards for New York students taking online courses offered by out-of-state […]


[Massachusetts] State government explores partnership with online education company

Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes. MassLive


Debate On Distance Education Focuses On Roles Of Federal And State Government And Highlights For-Profit Offerings

Last July, the US Department of Education (ED) published a regulation proposition for distance education. These rules would further define requirements for degree granting institutions to receive federal aid. Currently these institutions need authorization from the state they belong to operate, as established in the Higher Education Act. With the proposed rules, colleges including those […]


USDA Funds 18 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects in 16 States

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in 18 projects in 16 states to use communications technology to expand access to health care, substance misuse treatment and advanced educational opportunities. US Department of Agriculture 


Stanford engineers propose a technology to break the net neutrality deadlock

Stanford engineers have invented a technology that would allow an internet user to tell network providers and online publishers when and if they want content or services to be given preferential delivery, an advance that could transform the network neutrality debate. Stanford University


Crafting a Vision for Accreditation Reform

For the first time in recent memory, the arcane subject of college and university accreditation has taken center stage during Congressional hearings, U.S. Department of Education rulemaking, and policy agendas on both sides of the aisle. Roll Call


Developing Guidelines for Evaluating the Adaptation of Accessible Web-Based Learning Materials

E-learning is a rapidly developing form of education. One of the key characteristics of e-learning is flexibility, which enables easier access to knowledge for everyone. Information and communications technology (ICT), which is e-learning’s main component, enables alternative means of accessing the web-based learning materials that comprise the content of e-learning. However, these materials can help […]


WGU Recognized for Reducing Student Debt by 41 Percent

Online, nonprofit university awarded Exemplary Model Award by American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) Western Governors University


State Broadband Grants Will Boost Rural Wisconsin Internet Service

More than a dozen telecom companies could receive a total of $1.5 million under the government subsidies, which should add service for approximately 8,500 households. Government Technology