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About Inside Higher Ed Selling Majority Stake

Update 1/21: See link and blurb at bottom of post from new Editor’s Note at Inside Higher Ed. Last week the Huffington Post ran an article by David Halperin breaking the news that the private equity firm Quad Partners had … Continue reading

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WCET Post on Distance Education Misconceptions

It is gratifying to see WCET pick up the mantle with their analysis of distance learning based on the new IPEDS data. They have several posts up already, and today’s post is quite good and important. If only more people jumping … Continue reading

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Twice as many institutions as previously reported have no online courses

Recently I pointed out that the widely-quoted Babson survey on online learning estimates 7.1 million US higher ed students taking at least one online course while the new IPEDS data indicates the number as 5.5 million. After looking deeper at the … Continue reading

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New IPEDS Data: A graphical view of online ed by state and by sector

Update: I should have guessed this, but the visualizations don’t come through on RSS feeds, so you’ll need to click through to the article. Reader Mike Himmelstein has rightly pointed out that our analysis of the new IPEDS data would … Continue reading

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Clarification: No, there aren’t 7.1 million students in US taking at least one online class

I’ve written several posts recently looking at the new IPEDS data on distance education (for the most part equivalent to online education). In one post I pointed out [emphasis added]: Previously, the best data available on total student counts came … Continue reading

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