Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

Net Neutrality Battle

“Net neutrality” is an innocuous term for a concept that’s invoked heated debate both inside and outside academe. The idea that service providers must treat all internet data the same — regardless of who’s using what content, or how — has fierce proponents and critics, with the former championing the free exchange of ideas and […]

House favors adding state to online learning compact

BOSTON — The $40.3 billion budget that cleared the House last week includes language higher education officials say will make it easier for colleges and universities to offer online learning programs. Lowellsun.com

Berkeley Will Delete Online Content

Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order. Inside Higher Ed

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