online learning

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Marcie Sillman talks to Connie Broughton with the Board for Community & Technical Colleges about competency-based education. Students with prior work experience or college credit could potentially earn an associate's degree in business in only 18 months.

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David Hyde talks with University of North Carolina professor Russell Mumper about how reversing the traditional classroom model increases student performance.

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Online marketplaces like eBay, Craigslist and Etsy offer you a way to sell your stuff. But what about a place to sell your skills and expertise?

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The University of Washington plans to offer its first online bachelor’s degree program beginning this fall, with steeply discounted tuition compared to on-campus undergraduate classes.

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Online learning may be widening the education achievement gap for some community college students in Washington state, according to a new study by researchers at Teacher’s College at Columbia University. They looked at 500,000 courses taken by 40,000 students over a four-year period. And in that study more of the online students dropped out compared to students who took traditional classes in brick-and-mortar buildings. Plus, more online students got failing grades. Ross Reynolds talks with Western Governors University chancellor, Jean Floten about the benefits and drawbacks of online education.

The crushing cost of student debt is leading schools, students and parents to look at alternatives provided by online learning. A leader in the field, Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, sits down with Ross Reynolds for a discussion about the future of online learning for credit.