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States Provide More Information on Authorization Processes
June 10, 2011

WCET posted a new entry yesterday to its blog on state authorization requirements for online/distance learning providers. The blog post reviews the latest efforts of a large number of states to …

Legislation to Repeal State Authorization Requirements
June 9, 2011

Last Friday, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, introduced a bill, H.R. 2117, that would repeal the U.S. Department of Educ…

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…

Tune In May 18: Alphabet Soup: A P2P, DMCA, and HEOA FAQ
May 11, 2011

Three speakers with hard-won experience will provide practical advice on dealing with copyright infringement on campus networks in this free hour-long webinar, “ Alphabet Soup: A P2P, DMCA…

Washington Update: Hot Topics in Federal Law and Regulation
March 30, 2011 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2011

Congress and the federal regulatory agencies continue to focus their attention on technology issues. From open source to social media, from copyright infringement to cybersecurity, new laws and new…

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…

The 2010 Campus Computing Survey: Two Decades of Data, Information, and Insight About IT Planning and Policy Issues
October 14, 2010 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference

Begun in 1990, the Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of computing, e-learning, and information technology in U.S. higher education. This session will present the …

Enforcing Copyright on Campus Networks: Lessons Learned and Next Steps
October 13, 2010 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference

Since July 1, campus networks have been subject to enforcement of the P2P provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Coincidentally, a variety of government offices have initiated separate…

Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed
September 27, 2010

Postsecondary education plays an important role in producing a skilled workforce able to compete in the global economy. Some stakeholders have suggested that collecting information on graduates&#…