Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Plan to regularize online learning

Justin Pope, AP, wrote about a proposed compact, sort of a treaty, between the states to make the US a common market for online education.

Nearly 7 million students now take college classes online, but the regulations vary from state to state.

The proposed program would be sort of like the one for drivers' licenses, where one state recognizes another's.

One big aspect would be handling of complaints--a Georgia student, say, would be able to complain about a California online program.

So, this is good, I guess, although it might result in loosening of some regs in states with very strict oversight.

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