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[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 […]

New York Approves Regulations – Moving Ahead with SARA

At the September 13, 2016 meeting of the NYS Board of Regents, New York State’s participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) was approved.  This action has New York institutions and students one step closer to enjoying the benefits of SARA participation such as providing set quality standards and safeguards, improving consumer protection, creating […]

UNL stays ahead of the digital humanities game

From 1995 to 1997, the Text Studies Committee within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences met to discuss how the internet was changing education and research. To keep up with the times, they suggested the addition of an electronic-text center in the UNL libraries. Proving to be a success, the E-Text Center […]

Time to Degree: A National View of the Time Enrolled and Elapsed for Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Earners

This report examines time to degree completion for a cohort of students who earned an associate degree as their first and only postsecondary degree or a bachelor’s degree as their first four-year degree between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Overall, the average time enrolled for associate and bachelor’s degree earners was 3.3 years […]

The Influence of Biographical Factors on Adult Learner Self-Directedness in an Open Distance Learning Environment

This study investigated the relationship between self-directedness (as measured by the Adult Learner Self-Directedness Scale) and biographical factors such as age, race, and gender of adult learners enrolled at a South African open distance learning (ODL) higher education institution. Correlational and inferential statistical analyses were used. A stratified random sample of 1,102 mainly black and […]

Social Media in the Classroom: Opportunities, Challenges & Recommendations

The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) conducts an annual survey of over 250 institutions of higher education, including the University of Washington, examining the technology experiences of undergraduates and faculty. A recent ECAR survey included questions exploring faculty and student perceptions of and experiences with social media as an academic resource. While the ECAR […]

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements welcomes Utah as it’s newest SARA state

Submitted by jshanika on Fri, 09/02/2016 – 11:22 Boulder, CO – On August 26th, 2016, the state of Utah was approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to join as the latest SARA state bringing the national total to 42 states plus the District of Columbia. This newest addition attests to the success of the […]

Download Report: Transforming Chaos into Clarity: The Promises and Challenges of Digital Credentialing

How should our current higher education system be transformed to better prepare workers for the new economy? A brief from the Roosevelt Institute explores this question, focusing on the emerging challenges and opportunities associated with credentialing. Lumina Foundation 

Introducing a personal learning environment in higher education. An analysis of connectivity

Universities have a key role to play in the progress and development of the Knowledge Society. They should lead the way in the design of teaching strategies that promote knowledge building. Personal learning environments (PLE) represent a groundbreaking new development in educational practices through the incorporation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and an opportunity […]