October 28, 2009
Distance-learning technology has changed since its early days, but the regulatory maze is getting worse, some argue.
The problem, in the eyes of those who want reform, is a decentralized higher-education system that empowers each state to establish its own rules. Distance institutions must often get approval to do business in each jurisdiction.
A report released last week by the Presidents’ Forum, a collaboration of national, adult-serving institutions that embrace online education, suggests several strategies to resolve the problem:
Read more from the Chronicle of Higher Education.