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ERIC Number: ED446560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Distance Learning in Higher Education. CHEA Update Number 3.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Washington, DC.
This report discusses issues related to distance learning in higher education. Section 1, "The Expanding Universe of Distance Learning," examines: data from a new national survey on higher education distance learning; Internet access in elementary and secondary schools; the 1999 national survey of information technology in higher education; expanding partnerships in distance education; online teacher education; the Pew Charitable Trusts grant program for course redesign; and secondary school online developments. Section 2, "Policy Issues Affecting Distance Learning," discusses: the American Association of University Professors policies on distance education and intellectual property; security and privacy; and launches automated copyright permission process. Section 3, "Virtual Universities," describes three virtual universities in the United States. Section 4, "Update of Governmental Activities," focuses on: the Federal Trade Commission addresses privacy concerns; the emerging role of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; Copyright Office issues guidelines for distance education; and activities of the U.S. Department of Education (Distance Education Demonstration Program and Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnership grants). (SM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Washington, DC.