College, Inc.: Online


Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012

U-Va. deans hatched online plan the day Teresa Sullivan was asked to resign

Neither Sullivan nor Rector Helen Dragas knew how close the institution stood to joining Stanford University’s mass online partnership.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy | Tags:  University of Virginia, online education

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012

U-Va. parent: Online learning is an oxymoron

The university’s foray into online education gives one parent pause.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, online education

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012

U-Va. leaders appear not to have known of looming online deal

Could the painful campus debate about online education been averted?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, online education

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Free Harvard, MIT classes for all? Yes and no.

Joint initiative, edX, will offer Harvard and MIT courses to millions online. But that does not entitle every student to Ivy League credentials.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Online | Tags:  online education

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Five tips for making online study work

The guest writer opines that success in an online course hinges on such simple tricks as having a good laptop and showing up for class.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online | Tags:  online education, distance learning

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Watch your favorite rock stars for credit

New Berklee extension class sets the bar yet higher for ambitious online coursework.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy, Technology | Tags:  rock music, online education

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 02/10/2012

A bachelor’s degree for $10,000

Excelsior College offers a fairly cheap BA for students who are willing to do some independent study.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:24 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Finance, Online

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Female VMI cadets offended by sexist online posts

Dozens of postings to a photo-caption Web site amount to personal attacks against specific female students at the tax-funded Virginia Military Institute.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Students | Tags:  Virginia Military Institute

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Guest post: A nontraditional university for nontraditional students

By some estimates, only a quarter of college students are “traditional,” in that they live on campus and study full time. Upper Iowa University offers a model for the other three quarters.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Online

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Guest post: An ‘Arab Spring’ of free online higher education

The writers envision a time when students access an entire college education online. But which model will prevail?

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Finance, Online, Pedagogy, Technology

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Guest post: Eight thoughts on higher education in 2012

Today’s guest bloggers offer four causes for concern and four reasons for hope.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology, Online

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Students need lessons on where to find their facts, study finds

Wouldn’t professors be disheartened to learn that a significant share of students are harvesting their facts from Yahoo Answers?

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Online

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/17/2011

StraighterLine survey shows student satisfaction

Students reported they were more satisfied with StraighterLine than with any other form of higher education they had attempted.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Online, Research | Tags:  StraighterLine

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Guest post: No more collegiate “Glee” parodies, please

One college president offers tips on social media pitfalls.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:52 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online, Marketing

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/14/2011

University of the People: Tuition-free higher education

Pasadena school offers courses at little or no charge to students who could not otherwise afford a college education.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, For-profit colleges, Online | Tags:  University of the People

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Study: 8 top sites for potential plagiarism

Students do use ‘cheat’ sites. But they’re more likely to copy text from Wikipedia or Yahoo.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Research, Students | Tags:  plagiarism, cheating

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011

James Madison, Georgetown, William & Mary fare well in RateMyProfessors survey

All three rank in the top 25 in a national survey that considers professor ratings as well as campus appraisals.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  James Madison University, College of William and Mary, Georgetown University, Towson University, College of Southern Maryland, George Washington University, Anne Arundel Community College

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Survey: Nearly one-third of students studied online last year

A new report on online education concludes that 29 percent of college students took at least one course online in fall 2009, up from 10 percent in 2002. Online enrollment has risen from 1.6 million in 2002 to 3.2 million...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:20 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Online, Online | Tags:  Sloan survey, online college courses, online education, online study survey