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2010 Distance Education Survey
May 19, 2011

The Instructional Technology Council's 2010 Distance Education Survey found a nine percent increase in eLearning enrollment from fall 2009 to fall 2010. …

Alphabet Soup: A P2P, DMCA, and HEOA FAQ
May 18, 2011

Colleges and universities, like all Internet service providers, may benefit from the safe harbor provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) , provided that they take certain steps…

State reciprocity agreements as a path to solve state authorization
October 14, 2011

Today's Inside Higher Ed contains an article discussing the development of state reciprocity agreements as a likely path toward resolving the difficulties state authorization processes …

National Center for Research on Technology to Advance Learning
October 5, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague, Rodney Petersen, briefly highlighted the White House launch of Digital Promise , a new national research center authorized in the 2008 reauthorization of …

State Approval Regulations for Distance Education: A ‘Starter’ List
January 27, 2011

On October 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released several new regulations, including the expectation that: "Under the Higher Education Act, for an institution in…

U.S. Department of Education Appeals State Authorization Ruling
September 9, 2011

Yesterday, September 8, the U.S. Department of Education notified the federal district court in Washington, D.C., that it plans to appeal the court's ruling overturning the portion of the d…

State Authorization Regulations Overturned
July 13, 2011

As reported by a number of outlets (see today’s Inside Higher Education article for example), a federal district court overturned the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) recently…

U.S. Senate bill introduced on state authorization repeal
July 11, 2011

In a previous post , I noted the introduction of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal recently implemented U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations establishing a federa…

Helpful Analysis of State Authorization Issue
July 7, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a thoughtful article on the state authorization issue just before the 4th of July weekend; in case you missed it, the article is available at ht…

A Response to "State Authorization Will Not Cause the Sky to Fall"
July 1, 2011

A guest post yesterday to the New America Foundation's Higher Ed Watch blog took non-profit colleges and universities severely to task for opposing the U.S. Department of Education�…