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Fed. Regs. on Student Identity Verification, State Authorization of Distance Ed. Back on the Radar
April 16, 2013

As reported in today's  Inside Higher Ed , the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced its intent to modify the rule-making effort  it originally proposed last year  …

The E-Learning Policy Environment (Updated 02/14/13)
February 12, 2013

I presented a session entitled "The E-Learning Policy Environment" this January at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (MARC) and just last week at the EDUCAUSE Learning…

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…

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…

State Authorization Fallout Continues: New Natl. Commission on Distance Ed. Reg.
May 25, 2012

The repercussions of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations extending state authorization requirements to online/distance learning continue with this week’s launch by the Associatio…

Draft St. Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Ready for Input
April 30, 2012

Russ Poulin, deputy director for research and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), has announced that a draft State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)…

ACE Letter Urging Vote on State Authorization Repeal (2/27/12)
February 27, 2012

This letter was sent to U.S. House Representatives by the American Council on Education (ACE) on behalf of numerous higher education associations--including EDUCAUSE--as well as regional and oth…

House Passes State Authorization Repeal Bill
February 28, 2012

On a vote of 303-114, H.R. 2117 , the House bill to repeal the U.S. Department of Education regulations on state authorization of online/distance learning and a federal definition of the cred…

House to Vote on State Authorization Repeal Today
February 28, 2012

Inside Higher Education reports that the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on H.R. 2117 , a bill to repeal the U.S. Department of Education's "program…

EDUCAUSE Joins Letter Urging State Authorization Repeal
February 27, 2012

As mentioned last week , the higher education community anticipates that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill ( H.R. 2117 ) to repeal U.S. Department of Education…