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Higher Ed Groups Ask For Flexibility with Online Learning Rules

Source: Education Dive

Source: Education Dive

Source: Hallie Busta, Education Dive

Industry reps discuss the potential future for higher education and its accreditation. Topics such as competency-based education (CBE), regular and substantive interaction and state interaction are among some of the many topics being debated. The Online Learning Consortium, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and the WICHE Cooperative Educational Technologies suggest that congressional action may need to be taken in order to develop outcomes that are based within the Title IV eligibility standards.

Most opinions, that represent work-force oriented and online education, want to give colleges more freedom to try different models out without losing the Title IV eligibility. There are reports done where researchers has shown that “students who lack strong academic preparation tend to struggle in an online-only environment..”

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