Online summer school: It's still school

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Aug 6, 2013
School budget cuts are wiping out traditional summer school programs, so more students are turning to the web.

The life of an online professor

May 15, 2013
For the growing number of professors teaching Massive Open Online Courses, it means a lot of work, and sometimes stardom, too.

Backlash builds against online classes

Apr 30, 2013
Faculty at Duke and Amherst reject online partnerships -- for now.

What DeVry's earnings say about the for-profit college business

Apr 23, 2013
As for-profit colleges learn to survive with fewer students, the rise of free online courses raises new questions.

No classes needed: Southern New Hampshire University emphasizes skills

Apr 18, 2013
Students at Southern New Hampshire University can now receive federal financial aid for a "self-paced online program" with no traditional courses or professors. It’s all about mastering competencies. Will it work?

How online credits could change higher ed's business model

Mar 13, 2013
Legislation introduced in the California Senate today could require the state’s public colleges and universities to award credit for faculty-approved online courses taken by students unable to register for oversubscribed classes on campus. This could be a boon for businesses offering the classes and ultimately change the business model of higher education.

More prestigious colleges offer courses online

Nov 22, 2012
Advocates say new, online programs will revolutionize higher education both in cyberspace and in the face-to-face classroom. But they may also be a threat to America's less-prestigious colleges and universities.

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The anti-MOOC? Small costly online courses

Nov 16, 2012
Stanford and MIT have gotten a lot of attention for offering free online courses to thousands of students at a time. But this week, a group of big name universities announced a new and smaller-scale take on online education.

Clicking your way to a top-notch education

Oct 22, 2012
Millions of students are taking courses from Harvard, Stanford and MIT for free.

Minnesota cracks down on free online education

Oct 19, 2012
Minnesota officials have told online learning companies they're not allowed to teach state residents unless they get a license.