Hawai’i senate committee recommends bill mandating OER material for all courses at the University of Hawai’i system over significant faculty protests
"Policy" covers legislation and regulation that impact technology enabled education initiatives.
There have been justifiable complaints that the OIG’s rejection of WGU’s courses was arbitrary. That may be true, but the fact that the judgment was arbitrary doesn’t automatically mean that it was incorrect.
Even if IG’s audit recommendations on WGU are not adopted by Dept of Ed, the findings will likely have a big impact in California and in the fragile movement of CBE.
The inspector general of the dept of education audits Western Governors University and under hyper-literal interpretation of regulations finds that WGU should not receive Title IV federal funding.
A new report by Tyton Partners provides an alternative lens through which to examine California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to develop an online community college and an interesting model framework for analyzing macro educational policy issues in general.
We have a better understanding of UC Berkeley’s decision to remove free video lecture captures in response to an accessibility suit. Less so on Caroline Hoxby’s problematic paper on the ROI of online learning.
This is an interesting model for transparency in government, with some good data on public education expenditures as a bonus.