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  • Recent advances in technology have dramatically changed the delivery of higher education. New innovations are helping institutions promote access to higher education and educational success in new and different ways. Campus leaders are constantly seeking ways to better incorporate technology into education, both in and out of the classroom. ACE offers resources to help colleges and universities better leverage technology, develop and implement new models and stay on top of broader trends.

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  • Legal Watch: Policing the Social Network

    A discussion of internet issues as well as strategies colleges and universities may consider when contemplating how to deal with social media on their campuses.

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    The New Space Race: Global Sustainability

    Has the nation reached another Sputnik-era crossroads? Genshaft asserts that it has, and this time, it's the challenge to create sustainable practices, technologies, and systems that must be met before it's too late.

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    Distributed Education: Summary of a Six-Part Series

    This report, Distributed Education: Summary of a Six-Part Series, consists of an executive summary of each of the six monographs on distributed education commissioned by the American Council on Education (ACE) and EDUCAUSE. This publication provides readers a brief overview of each of the six invited papers, which cover a variety of topics related to distributed education: the contemporary context of distributed education, self-regulation, the importance of institutional leadership, among others.

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    November 20, 2013

    Competency-Based Education Takes Center Stage in Washington Discussion

    Higher education experts gathered Nov. 18 in Washington to discuss the growing field of competency-based education and community colleges’ role in its development and implementation.

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    October 4, 2013

    ACE/AIR Forum Explores Impact of MOOCs on Students, Institutions

    Millions of students around the world have signed up to take massive open online courses (MOOCs), which makes it vital to evaluate the early impact of MOOCs and assess their long-term potential, said members of a panel assembled by ACE and American Institutes for Research.

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    September 11, 2013

    ACE, German Universities Hold Roundtable Discussion on MOOCs

    Presidents of German universities met with experts from ACE and other U.S. organizations on Aug. 30 during a bilateral meeting of higher education leaders entitled “Beyond Frontiers: Innovation in Online Higher Education/Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

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    August 20, 2013

    ACE, SUNY COIL Center Announce Internationalization Technology Awards

    ACE and the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning have created an awards program to recognize the use of technology to enhance institutional internationalization and the global competence of U.S. students.

  • July 2, 2013

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    ACE Launches Presidential Innovation Lab

    Fourteen presidents from diverse institutions to explore the potential of new educational technologies to help address attainment gaps.

  • November 13, 2012

    ACE to Assess Potential of MOOCs, Evaluate Courses for Credit-Worthiness

    ACE has announced a wide-ranging research and evaluation effort that will examine the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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    January 2, 2003

    Barriers to Distance Education

    Technology provides higher education with the potential to disseminate knowledge to more people than ever before. Despite the promise of distributed education and continued advancements in technology, significant barriers remain. This paper describes the barriers to distance learning, both inside and outside the higher education community.

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    November 13, 2002

    Partnerships in Distributed Education

    Partnerships among higher education institutions and between these institutions and for-profit firms can be effective vehicles for implementing distributed education. However, these relationships often raise issues related to curriculum control, faculty autonomy, trademarks, technology expertise, courseware ownership, and revenue sharing. This monograph provides guidance to institutions seeking to form successful partnerships in distributed education.

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    January 30, 2002

    Maintaining the Delicate Balance

    This paper describes the challenge of regulating distance education providers and funding students who participate in distance education courses. The paper also examines two related areas in which the responsibilities of institutions and accreditors are growing because of distance learning: protecting students and the public against poor quality higher education, and attending to quality in an increasingly internationalized higher education marketplace.

  • June 1, 2001

    Distributed Education and Its Challenges: An Overview

    Distance or distributed education is one of the most complex issues facing higher education institutions today. This paper is designed to provide college and university presidents with an overview of distance education, e-learning, or what we prefer to call distributed learning. We prefer the term distributed learning over distance education because "distance" is too restrictive a concept.