The Chronicle of Higher Education | Distance Education http://chronicle.com/topic/Distance-Education/100/ Topics :: Distance Education Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:20:13 EDT <![CDATA[Ideas for Overhauling Accreditation Take Shape as Reauthorization Talk Begins]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141993/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ideas-for-Overhauling/141993/ The system should be delinked from federal student aid, says a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kaplan Will Dominate New Washington Post Co. After Newspaper Is Sold]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140887/ http://chronicle.com/article/Kaplan-Will-Dominate-New/140887/ Kaplan and its education subisidiaries will continue operating largely as before, a spokeswoman for the company said.

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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Minerva Project Seeks Accreditation as Partner of Claremont's Keck Institute]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140537/ http://chronicle.com/article/Minerva-Project-Seeks/140537/ Ben Nelson's for-profit liberal-arts venture will work with a tiny life-sciences graduate school that happens to be part of a well-known consortium.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Forthcoming Film Is Defense of For-Profit Colleges, Critics Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137377/ http://chronicle.com/article/Forthcoming-Film-Is-Defense-of/137377/ The documentary will criticize policy makers, politicians, unions, and others who "protect the flawed status quo."

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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ashford U. Appoints Accreditation Insider as New President]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135018/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ashford-U-Appoints/135018/ Richard L. Pattenaude is chancellor emeritus of the University of Maine system and chairman of a regional accrediting agency.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflections on the First Year of a New-Model University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134670/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reflections-on-the-First-Year/134670/ A large part of the challenge for Western Governors University-Texas has been explaining what it is—and what it isn't.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Between Gigs, Megadeth Rocker Studies Online for the Ministry]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130938/ http://chronicle.com/article/Between-Gigs-Megadeth-Rocker/130938/ In the virtual classroom, David Ellefson doesn't find himself surrounded by fans wearing heavy-metal T-shirts.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Goddard College's Unconventional Path to Survival]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128876/ http://chronicle.com/article/Goddard-Colleges/128876/ Students and faculty say the college's "low residency" program for adults offers the most relevant education for these times.

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Sun, 04 Sep 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Are Slow to Seek Authorization in Other States, Survey Finds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128717/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-Slow-to-Seek/128717/ Many institutions blamed high costs and staffing problems for their failure to submit formal applications to states in which they have enrolled students.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 05:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Save the Traditional University, From the Inside Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128373/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Save-the-Traditional/128373/ Not every university can be Harvard, and most should stop trying, say Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring.

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Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Learning, the Lasting Value of Place]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127378/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Learning-the-Lasting-Value/127378/ Online education will be part of the future, but on-site instruction brings benefits beyond the obvious.

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Sun, 08 May 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For-Profit, From the Inside]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127323/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Profit-From-the-Inside/127323/ As proprietary colleges come under increasing fire, we should keep in mind what they do right, says someone with firsthand experience.

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Sun, 01 May 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Online and For-Profit Colleges Face Beefed-Up Aid Audits From Education Dept.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125705/ http://chronicle.com/article/OnlineFor-Profit-Colleges/125705/ The department plans more program reviews of publicly traded for-profit colleges and of all institutions with large distance-education programs.

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Fri, 10 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Business Models for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125529/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Business-Models-for-Higher/125529/ "In practice, accreditation is not an indicator of course quality, but an indicator of institutional dependence on taxpayer support."

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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Christian University Reaches Out to Spanish Speakers Online]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125104/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Christian-University-Reaches/125104/ Liberty University en Espanol will provide bilingual degree programs aimed at Hispanic church leaders and recent immigrants.

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Sun, 31 Oct 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2 For-Profit Education Companies Seek to Move West for Accreditation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124590/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-For-Profit-Education/124590/ Geography, rather than concerns about the association that accredits them now, accounts for the move, officials say.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Defense Dept., Congress Seek to Improve Academic Programs That Serve the Military]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124578/ http://chronicle.com/article/Defense-Dept-Congress-Seek/124578/ Members of Congress said on Wednesday that more may need to be done to monitor the rigor of college programs used by Department of Defense tuition-aid recipients.

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Wed, 22 Sep 2010 21:05:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tom Joyner Venture Will Help Black Colleges Start Online Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124294/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tom-Joyner-Venture-Will-Help/124294/ The radio-show host's company intends to assist the colleges in competing against for-profit institutions in enrolling minority students.

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Thu, 02 Sep 2010 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For the Chancellor of a New Online Campus, Every Workday Is About Branding]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124168/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-the-Chancellor-of-a-New/124168/ Allison Barber, who once worked for the Defense Department, now spends her days trying to find adults in underserved groups to enroll in WGU Indiana.

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Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accreditor Takes a Tougher Look at Sales of Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/66131/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditor-Takes-a-Tougher/66131/ The accreditor says it has adopted new standards on the transfer of accreditation to keep that status from being sold like a commodity.

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Thu, 01 Jul 2010 22:21:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Credit Hours Should Be Worth the Cost, House Panel Members Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65986/ http://chronicle.com/article/Credit-Hours-Should-Be-Worth/65986/ Democrats criticized an accreditor at a hearing for not setting minimum standards for how much time students spend in the classroom.

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Thu, 17 Jun 2010 21:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inspector General Keeps the Pressure on a Regional Accreditor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65691/ http://chronicle.com/article/Inspector-General-Keeps-the/65691/ The office has reaffirmed a recommendation that the Education Department consider sanctions against an accreditor in the Midwest.

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Thu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Combating Myths About Distance Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/64299/ http://chronicle.com/article/Combating-Myths-About-Distance/64299/ Why online teaching isn't as easy or as bad as you think.

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Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Online-Course Limits, Rooted in Maryland's Racial History, Could Raise Issues for Other States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/63688/ http://chronicle.com/article/Online-Course-Limits-Rooted/63688/ University of Maryland University College cannot offer an online program to state residents because it would compete with a historically black college.

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Sun, 24 Jan 2010 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Jack Welch Sets Out to Upend Online Business Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/48968/ http://chronicle.com/article/Jack-Welch-Sets-Out-to-Upend/48968/ The famous chief executive has started a management institute at Chancellor University that will offer an affordable, rigorous M.B.A. program.

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Sun, 01 Nov 2009 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Teaching Online From 'Mortaritaville' in Iraq]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/48677/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Online-From/48677/ Amid dust storms and incoming mortar rounds, an economics professor serving in Iraq kept her classes going in North Dakota by teaching online.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:15:00 EDT