Even if IG’s audit recommendations on WGU are not adopted by Dept of Ed, the findings will likely have a big impact in California and in the fragile movement of CBE.
Academics and Academia
The "Academics and Academia" category covers topics related the ways in which colleges and universities function that are relevant to technology-supported education. One key aspect covered here is pedagogy—how people teach—and how technology impacts teaching and learning.
But this category also includes more institutional aspects that are relevant to technology-supported education, such as how campus leadership supports (or doesn't support) new initiatives, politics and bureaucracy that impact these efforts, and so on.
Finally, "Academics and Academia" covers commercial and non-profit services that provide support for technology-supported education initiatives, such as Online Program Management (OPM) companies.
The inspector general of the dept of education audits Western Governors University and under hyper-literal interpretation of regulations finds that WGU should not receive Title IV federal funding.
eVersity’s experience highlights a major challenge that states like Arkansas and California face when trying to create a new fully-online institution – the accreditation process is incredibly slow.
A guest post by Carnegie Mellon researchers gives us more perspective and follow-up information on a study about faculty reluctance to adopt “innovative” teaching practices.
Governor Brown has directed that the California Community College System create a new, online college. What do the enrollment numbers indicate?