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Feds Debate Mods to Credit Hour Definition

How long is a credit hour? That's the question at the heart of a discussion going on in a committee of distance learning influencers who are part of a negotiated rulemaking process that has met for the last three months to set out a proposal for federal regulation on accreditation for the U.S. Department of Education.

Senators Introduce College Transparency Bill

A bipartisan bill would modernize the U.S. Department of Education's college reporting system for post-secondary data.

Purdue Online Writing Lab Teams with Chegg

Purdue University will be working with Chegg, a company that produces online homework help among other lines of business, to amplify its Online Writing Lab services.

Carnegie Mellon, Army Research Laboratory Partner for AI Research

Carnegie Mellon University and the Army Research Laboratory are combining their AI efforts under a $72 million R&D agreement.



Report Outlines How Alternative Digital Credentials Will Transform Higher Ed

An international working group led by two faculty members from the University of California, Irvine Continuing Education unit sees alternative digital credentials as a transformational force in higher education.

University Students Make Soft-Mesh Robots Controlled by Magnetics

North Carolina State University researchers have created 3D-printed soft mesh "robots" that can contract, reshape and grab and release small objects (such as a drop of water or a tiny foil ball) while floating on the water surface.

Study: Online Learning May Not Solve the College Affordability Problem

Could online learning help institutions provide a lower-cost education to more students? That's a question that Richard Garrett, Eduventures chief research officer, examined recently in a brief on the Encoura website. What's needed, Garrett concluded, is a "creative [blend] of in-person and online learning" within institutions to "produce the best mix of cost reduction and high quality."

Student Success Efforts at Winston-Salem State U Boost Learning Outcomes

A number of new student success services at Winston-Salem State University, including 24/7 access to tutors online, have resulted in an increase in students’ writing and math grades at the institution.

Arizona State Virtual Field Trips Deliver Interactive Exploration

"Virtual Field Trips," offers interactive experiences captured during actual expeditions with scientists doing current research. Some of the trips include adaptive feedback and adaptive pathways. The resources are already being used in high school and college classrooms to supplement lessons in biology, earth sciences, geology, anthropology and other studies.

Makerspace Summit Coming to SoCal in April

Two community college organizations will be hosting a "makerspace summit" in Irvine, CA in April to share best practices in building college maker communities. A preconference will help community colleges go international.

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