Education Dept. Proposes Rules to Clarify State Oversight of Online Courses (CHE)

July 22, 2016 by Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The U.S. Department of Education is proposing further regulations for online-education programs at colleges and universities, the department said in a news release on Friday. The department’s new regulations, which follow rules that took effect last summer, would make state-authorization requirements, which vary by state, more clear for institutions that offer online courses. Among … Read moreEducation Dept. Proposes Rules to Clarify State Oversight of Online Courses (CHE)

Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way (CHE)

By Michael Feldstein JULY 18, 2016 Jose Ferreira, the chief executive of the adaptive-learning company Knewton, has been endlessly mocked by many involved with educational technology (including me) for making exaggerated claims about the power of his products. Among his choice pronouncements: “We think of [our product] like a robot tutor in the sky that … Read moreAdaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way (CHE)