Online education experts say there’s a big difference between classes that were designed to be digital from the beginning and what’s happening now, which they describe as a product more of panic than planning.
By Sophie Quinton, Stateline
Remote learning may violate disability protections.
By Tara Garcia Mathewson, The Hechinger Report
Unequal internet access is just the tip of the iceberg of a massive equity crisis facing U.S. schools should coronavirus force education online.
By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
The Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.
By Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report
A small but growing number of nonprofits and for-profit companies are saying they can deliver at least some of the experiences and benefits of high-quality preschool via the internet, and thousands of parents are signing up. But as online early…
A program in Arizona supports nontraditional students who want to pursue degrees at their own speed. Much like a Netflix subscription, the new program lets students pay a flat fee for a personalized curriculum that works within their schedules. Hari…
By Vic Pasquantonio
If you are considering an online bachelors or master's degree, have an experience you would like to share or want to find out more about the benefits and drawbacks of distance learning, we want to hear from you! Join in…
As technology evolves and more online graduate programs become available at a much lower cost, should we reconsider traditional higher education in a classroom setting? Hari Sreenivasan reports on how some students earning master’s degrees at Georgia Tech are paying…
By PBS NewsHour
Across the U.S., many schools have taken full advantage of online learning opportunities. But that’s not so easy for the nearly 10 percent of all students who come from rural areas with inadequate infrastructure. New changes to an FCC program…
By Kirk Carapezza, WGBH
A new MIT-Harvard study released on Wednesday finds that nearly 40 percent of learners who take open online courses are teachers. That finding has researchers wondering whether they can better design online courses once predicted to upend students’ experience to…
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