Online learners still stuck with traditional scheduling, funding models
When Title IV funding for higher education began in 1965, colleges and universities never imagined a day when learners would take classes online or create their own academic schedules. Their systems were hardwired for traditional academic terms and students, which start in the fall and end the following spring, and typically assume a full-time schedule.
In this respect, not much has changed since then. Most school calendars and student information systems are still locked on this rigid academic schedule.
Generations later, almost all institutions have...