NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative en April Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:20:29 CST Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:20:29 CST Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative <![CDATA[Choosing Between Online and Face-to-Face Courses]]> 6D73A94E746FED793790285CBA85ED79 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:20:29 CST By: Shanna Smith Jaggars


In continually expanding the supply of online course sections (and potentially curtailing face-to-face offerings), college administrators believe they are serving the needs and demands of their students. Yet r]]> <![CDATA[Principles for Developing Competency-Based Education Programs]]> 6B3213AADE6E8F31FDACFE0671DE4AA1 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:16:43 CST

This article describes work conducted by WGU over the last year, supported by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Department of Labor, to sh]]> <![CDATA[Stand Up and Be Counted]]> 9DFD57AC2F7783413E03B5EFB4DEB6DB Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:34:24 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
<![CDATA[Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates]]> 2926A7C6806D56207684738F88B3B588 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:16:33 CST

from The Chronicle - Wired Campus Blog
April 17, 2014
by Steve Kolowich

The MOOC provider, Udacity, has announced that they will no longer provide free certificates for course completion.  “Discontinuing the ‘free’ certificates has been one of the most difficult decisions]]> <![CDATA[2U Ends Semester Online]]> 6B1997D2BBC632873493CFA7D09F4AAE Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:36:24 CST from Inside Higher Ed
April 3, 2014
by Carl Straumsheim

The online education provider 2U will this summer eliminate its online course pool initiative in favor of developing fully online undergraduate degree programs, ending a high-profile effort to offer scalable, credit-granting online courses at res]]> <![CDATA[Online at Community Colleges]]> 097C4DA77A1928F74B84804AA3C6DD40 Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:01:06 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
<![CDATA[National Data on the Number of Distance Education Students]]> 3C32781C0B175C64F05183E2A65331EC Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:10:19 CST Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
National Center for Education Statistics

For the first time, in fall 2012 IPEDS reported on the number of students who take distance education courses at postsecondary institutions in the United States. IPEDS data offers the most comprehensive data in higher educa]]>
<![CDATA[Negotiators Tussle Over Proposed Rule to Compel State Scrutiny of Online Ed]]> 52B8205A8AA62F0E8542C5F9FE92E8E2 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:32:14 CST from The Chronicle - Wired Campus Blog
March 27, 2014
By Kelly Field

by Steve Kolowich
The Apollo Education Group has introduced a new website that plans to assist pe]]> <![CDATA[Panel Revisits 'State Authorization' Rule for Distance-Education Programs]]> F2D71F2631BA32659E77B111A35AAAA6 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:38:53 CST from The Chronicle
by Kelly Field
Feb 20, 2014

The US Department of Education began their negotiated rule-making with a discussion on state authorization of colleges.  The panelists heard from a number of presenters including Marshall Hill, the Executive Director of the National Council on State Authorization R]]> <![CDATA[Risk Management]]> FB829CBB39DAE92D8BC19E994EB9F987 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:33:59 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
<![CDATA[Taking the Direct Path]]> 8CDB38BF9B1CB44A0468F6EDFE0056C9 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:14:07 CST
from Inside Higher Education
by Paul Fain
<![CDATA[California Community Colleges Joining Forces for Online Success]]> 61C33D6BFD7DAFEB574C081114DC0AA8 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:37:43 CST from Campus Technology
by David Raths
Feb. 26, 2014

The California State Legislature approved a proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to fund an Online Education Initiative that plans to increase the number of students who obtain associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges.  The $57 million multi-year funding]]> <![CDATA[First State Approved for Distance Ed Reciprocity]]> A1155A8A461EDC2DF47629A83CDC9BE1 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:22:53 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
February 25, 2014
As expected, Indian]]> <![CDATA[Moodle for the Masses]]> B11665E12410A715B2723698D66FFBE0 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:56:18 CST
from Inside Higher Ed
<![CDATA[U. of the People Announces That It Has Received Accreditation]]> 69A3A1B079AAB3612A5D0AF432338561 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:46:07 CST

The New York Times
February 1, 2014

The Maricopa Community College district is engaged in a campaign to restructure their teaching, learning and research resources to reduce the cost of course materials for students.  The goal is save students $5 million over the next 5 years. 

]]> <![CDATA[What 5 Tech Experts Expect in 2014]]> 1A5D83609D95489227C13BE8626CDF5F Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:24:46 CST From The Chronicle
January 6, 2014

Five educational technology experts provide their predictions of what to expect in 2014.  Among the items discuss include connected learning pathways, open resources, gamification, improvement through analytics and actionable data, and more.

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