How do you save students money that they weren’t already spending? You can’t, and OpenStax adjusts their savings data in a welcome move in the OER community.
"Policy" covers legislation and regulation that impact technology enabled education initiatives.
Disastrous senate bill in Hawai’i that would have mandated usage of OER for all UH courses is changed in committee hearings
Hawai’i senate committee recommends bill mandating OER material for all courses at the University of Hawai’i system over significant faculty protests
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.