College, Inc.: online education

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 01:09 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Capella, release 25,000 free academic tutorials

The site,, offers free stuff to educators and students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges | Tags:  for-profit education, 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 05:20 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