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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 […]

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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

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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 

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The Rise of the Online Degree at Public and Nonprofit Universities

Like meeting your spouse on the Internet, earning a degree online went from unthinkable to mainstream in a few short decades. Despite their well-documented scandals, we have for-profit universities to thank for popularizing online learning. They pioneered online degree options, and while enrollment in online degree programs at for-profit universities has dipped, overall online enrollments […]

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SHEEO Names Executive Committee for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year

Date: July 29, 2016 Contact: George Pernsteiner, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association  (303) 541-1600   gpernsteiner@sheeo.org The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has elected its officers for 2016-2017. Robert Donley, Executive Director for the Iowa Board of Regents, was elected to be chair of the organization’s executive committee effective October 1, 2016. […]

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Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility

Every year, thousands of complaints flow into the office tasked with investigating disability discrimination for the U.S. Department of Education. Education Week

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State attorney general’s assault on online education

In an editorial on Monday, the Wall Street Journal characterized the California Attorney General’s now-concluded investigation into K12 Inc. and the 11 California Virtual Academies as a coordinated ambush targeting K12 and the online charter schools after they dared to resist the California Teachers Association’s unionization campaign. Orange County Register

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Some question Ohio tax dollars going to online education program

In Ohio, about 15,000 students are enrolled in an online school system called ECOT. WFJM.com

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Major barriers for participating in online teaching in developing countries from Iranian faculty members’ perspectives

Although higher education systems in developing countries such as Iran have embraced the online education approach, they are confronted with significant challenges in this transition, one of which is lack of instructors’ participation in online teaching. Therefore, this research is aimed at exploring barriers and influential factors for this lack of participation. The researchers developed […]

Cultures

Open and Distance Learning: Cultural Practices in Nepal

Nepali education culture is dominated by face-to-face tutoring. It has a long history starting from the Gurukul culture to the present formal schooling. Emerging practices of using technology in education have been promoting online learning as a form of distance education and gaining popularity. This paper focuses on digging out the contextual reality of open […]