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WCET Testimony on Proposed Distance Ed. Federal Regulations
June 11, 2013

As previously reported , the U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently revived the regulatory process it began last summer to address financial aid fraud concerns related to distance educatio…

Federal Report Highlights The Economic Case for Higher Education
January 4, 2013

The U.S. Departments of The Treasury and Education recently announced the release of a joint report highlighting the economic value of higher education achievement for individuals and the co…

Comment on U.S. Dept. of Ed. Learning/Academic Analytics Report
January 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education has released a request for public input on a new report, Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World ,  addressing how institutions…

EDUCAUSE Joins New E-Learning Alliance
October 5, 2012

Earlier this year, EDUCAUSE participated in a task force of higher education associations and organizations that have e-learning as a significant part of their strategic agenda. Supported by a gr…

More financial aid fraud rings targeting online learning busted
September 19, 2012

As reported in Inside Higher Ed , the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California announced yes…

What Might the For-Profit Sector's Problems Mean for All of Higher Ed?
August 3, 2012

Earlier this week, the chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Tom Harkin, held a press conference to announce the release of the committee’s report…

Distance Ed. State Authorization Reg. Done for Now
July 31, 2012

Our colleagues at WCET, Russ Poulin and Megan Raymond, have highlighted last Friday's release of a "Dear Colleague Letter" (DCL) by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that c…

ED to Release Model Financial Aid Award Letter Tomorrow, Systems Implications Not Yet Resolved
July 23, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education held a conference call this afternoon to announce that it will release its model financial aid award letter (i.e., the financial aid "shopping sheet") t…

State Authorization in a Post-Appeals Court World
July 2, 2012

Since a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling vacating the U.S. Department of Education’s regulation on state authorization in relation to distance learning, views on what that …

Overturning of state authorization reg. upheld on appeal
June 6, 2012

Russ Poulin at WCET reported late yesterday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the federal district court ruling that overturned the U.S. Department of Education's s…