Posts Tagged ‘Government’

Growth and Development of Distance Education in India and China: A Study on Policy Perspectives

India and China are two fast growing economies of the world and need large skill based manpower to sustain the economic growth. The existing formal higher educational system in these countries will not be able to meet the demand of the economy. The paper will try (i) to compare the development of economy and distance […]

UMD, Vanderbilt Team Up for a New Wrinkle in MOOCs

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland and Vanderbilt University will introduce a significant, new wrinkle in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) next year – a two-part, two-semester collaboration offered through Coursera. It begins with Maryland faculty and concludes with Vanderbilt’s. The project demonstrates a collaboration that would be unmanageable outside of a MOOC […]

Apollo Group already fighting back against federal report expected Monday

In an attempt to get in front of what is expected to be a scathing federal report released Monday, Phoenix-based Apollo Group Inc. has issued a comment piece in defense of its University of Phoenix flagship school. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is expected to release the report on for-profit colleges and universities. It is not […]

Remarks by Chairman Genachowski and Digital Education Leaders on National Adoption of Digital Textbooks

Chairman Genachowski to Hosted Leaders From the Digital Education Ecosystem to Drive National Adoption of Digital TextbooksOn Thursday, March 29, 2012, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski met with leaders across the digital education space, including CEOs from broadband companies, publishers and digital device manufacturers, for a working group meeting on transitioning the U.S. K-12 schools to […]

Crackdown on For-Profits

Sacramento has upstaged Washington as the hot spot for policy debates over for-profit higher education.While federal scrutiny over for-profits continues, some of that energy has shifted to states. And a recent flurry of activity in California has many observers wondering if the Golden State will be where advocates for tighter regulation of the industry make […]

Internet Sites Go Dark to Protest Anti-Piracy Bills

Students counting on Wikipedia today to help them finish papers or prep for exams are out of luck. The online encyclopedia’s English-language site has gone dark for 24 hours as part of a Web-wide blackout to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (HR 3261), or SOPA, a bill being considered by the U.S. House of […]

Ballot initiative would expand role of online classes in K-12 system

A statewide ballot initiative that would expand the role of online courses in the K-12 educational system has entered circulation, prompting support from local education leaders. SOURCE: Inland Valley Daily BulletinRead the Full Story

Accreditation in an Era of Open Resources

Imagine yourself emerging from the Way Back Machine in London, England. It’s 1526. Henry VIII is on the throne. You furtively duck into a shop, and quickly head to the back room. You’ve come to buy an English translation of the New Testament. The mere possession of this book is punishable by death.SOURCE: Inside Higher […]

Profits and Questions at Online Charter Schools

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing. Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. Nearly 50 percent trail in reading. A third do not graduate on time. And hundreds of children, from kindergartners to seniors, withdraw within months after they enroll. SOURCE: The New York […]

House Democrat Probes Executive Pay at For-Profit Colleges

Maryland Representative Seeks Salary Details at 13 Schools Reliant on Federal Student AidSOURCE: The Wall Street JournalRead the Full Article