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How to battle the dark side of for-profit universities

When Hannah Benbow ran into problems with the for-profit college she attended, she turned to the federal government for help.

Benbow, 24, wrote to the U.S. Department of Education…

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Will textbook publishers go the way of ice delivery?

A Virginia community college is piloting a textbook-free degree program comprised entirely of open educational resources (OER) -- from textbooks to the program itself, the components of which will be…

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6 ways states can stop failing higher education

Helping more people get a postsecondary education is still a national challenge, one in which states are failing. However, thanks to a new report based on years of data, there…

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5 cutting-edge privacy considerations for Big Data

Big Data is taking higher education institutions by storm; however, the discussion has moved from whether or not Big Data is useful to whether or not institutions can actually manage…

Suit seeks relief for trade school students with years of debt but no career

The Wilfred Academy promised her “everything you’ll need for your beauty career.” When she enrolled, Ana Salazar, a single mother of four, then 40, believed it was a ticket out…

Indiana clears online learning regulatory hurdles

A major initiative to ease the regulatory burdens of online learning across state lines found its first ally this week as the state of Indiana joined the National Council for…

Online education isn’t immune to partisan politics

In 1996, a Republican governor and a Democratic governor teamed up to convince the leaders of 17 more states to create the all-online, competency-based Western Governors University.

“It was…

NYU supports University of the People, free online education

The University of the People, a tuition-free online university, received accreditation on Feb. 13 from a national agency and will graduate its first class of seven students later this year,…

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Untangling federal rules for online learning

In talking with institutional personnel, I’ve noted some confusion about different aspects of the federal government's state authorization regulations. There are still many who believe that the federal deadline to…

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Open, free, and for college credit

A small New Jersey college that has made its name with innovative online learning efforts will soon allow students to earn course credit through free, open, web-based classes aligned with…

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