SARA Coalition Grows

There are currently nineteen (19) states in the SARA coalition, with at least one more-New York–chugging along through the approval pipeline. Hopefully, this momentum will begin to influence more SREB states, especially border states, where the majority of the VCCS’s distance learning students live. Currently Louisiana, Virginia, and West Virginia are the only SREB states in the coalition. Update: You can find […]

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OERu: Global learning for a global workforce

While popular MOOC platforms Coursera and Udacity claim to be free and “open” but are merely free, OERu is the real thing: a truly free and open international partnership offering MOOCs for academic credit. OERu offers free courses to anyone with an internet connection who is interested in learning online with others from anywhere the world. OERu learners study independently, from home, by accessing world-class courses from recognized […]

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WCET Offers 10 Steps To Take to Begin the State Authorization Process

Last year, the Department of Education opened a veritable Pandora’s Box when it released new program integrity regulations as part of the reauthorization of Title IV in the Higher Education Act. These new DOE regulations used the little-known state authorization process as an enforcement tool. On July 12th 2011 a US District Court judge voided these regulations as a result of […]

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