Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Net Neutrality and its Implications to Online Learning

In this article, we studied net neutrality as a complex sociocultural phenomenon that can affect the works of distance education scholars and online learners. We decided to take part in this research because many distance education scholars and learners take net neutrality for granted. We engaged in a qualitative investigation of US public documents and […]

Rethinking College

Rethinking College Every Tuesday night from August 22 through September 19, 2017, PBS NewsHour airs its annual special 5-part Rethinking College series. NewsHour Correspondent and Weekend Anchor Hari Sreenivasan traveled throughout the United States to profile five innovative programs designed to make college more affordable and provide non-traditional students the higher education they need to […]

Dampening Innovation, One Institution at a Time

The recommended penalties placed on Western Governors University will have a dampening effect on any institution that is pursuing new or modified learning models, argues Justin Draeger.  Inside Higher Ed

Outdated education metric is casting a cloud on a higher ed bright spot: Western Governors University

Employing obsolete standards makes no more sense in higher education policy than it does in oenology. Even the Bible notes, to paraphrase, that it’s a bad idea to put new wine in old bottles because it will it spoil the wine. The Washington Post

Nevada renews commitment to statewide one-to-one program

The state passed a bill that will continue to fund Nevada Ready 21, a robust digital learning initiative. edscoop

Standardization in Online Education

A regional accreditor recently denied an Arizona community college’s bid to increase its online degree offerings, with a decision that highlights challenges colleges may face when seeking to expand their online presence. Inside Higher Education 

DONWLOAD REPORT: 2017 Trends and Technologies: Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS)

For the rst time, in 2017 student success rose to be among the top 10 issues in the annual EDUCAUSE survey of strategic technologies. Urgency has grown at both national and state levels to address the inadequate numbers of students nishing what they start, too o en leaving without credentials. Solutions intended to solve the problem […]

Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education

Open educational practices (OEP) is a broad descriptor of practices that include the creation, use, and reuse of open educational resources (OER) as well as open pedagogies and open sharing of teaching practices. As compared with OER, there has been little empirical research on individual educators’ use of OEP for teaching in higher education. This […]

Insights for future assessment policy: Open access online higher education

This research offers recommendations for higher education online assessment policy and procedure design, which should improve learner satisfaction and help to reduce online student attrition. The study involves over 200 qualitative interviews to identify the main driver of student attrition in open access online tertiary education in Australia. The extent to which degree programme assessment […]

FCC nominees pressed on E-rate program during Senate hearing

E-rate, the government program to help schools and libraries access the internet, was one of the main topics of Wednesday’s hearing. Ed Scoop