Online Education

IU online program getting big overhaulRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
Scott Olson
University is opting to open more courses to the masses.
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Indiana universities slow to embrace competency-based learningRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
J.K. Wall
Western Governors University allows students to complete courses as fast as they want and take as many courses as they want a semester, all for the same per-semester fee. But universities in Indiana believe the style isn't for everyone.
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ALTOM: It's easy to fill gaps in business knowledge onlineRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
Tim Altom
The online world is blossoming with education, both good and questionable. It was one of the first uses for the Web. The Web brought technical people together to share information, and often it was in the form of a tutorial to answer the question, “How do I get this to do that?”
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Purdue seeks new revenue with online-education initiative

May 11, 2012
J.K. Wall
Purdue HUB-U, which will be funded with $2 million over its first four years, is similar to an initiative announced May 2 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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For-profit university eyes College Park office space

May 11, 2012
J.K. Wall
South Dakota-based National American University wants to turn 35,000 square feet on the second floor of a building in the College Park office complex into its latest campus.
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Next Purdue chief must cut costs but boost researchRestricted Content

March 17, 2012
J.K. Wall
The successor to France Cordova, who is stepping down this summer when her contract expires, will have to tip-toe between two almost contradictory demands: Cut costs for students yet spend more to ramp up Purdue’s research enterprise.
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For-profit education firm denies lawsuit charges

October 5, 2011
Associated Press
Education Management Corp., which operates two schools in Indianapolis, has asked a judge to throw out a Department of Justice lawsuit that claims it used improper sales tactics to lure unqualified students and the billions of dollars in financial aid they bring.
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Harrison College taps social media to help online studentsRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
J.K. Wall
The for-profit school formerly known as the Indiana Business College has overhauled its online interface.
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Harrison, Conexus create logistics degree program

August 5, 2011
J.K. Wall
The associate's programs will begin in September for students at Harrison College, a for-profit school formerly known as Indiana Business College.
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Online education college moving to Indianapolis

June 7, 2011
American College of Education, once affiliated with DePaul University, is moving its main campus from Chicago to Indianapolis and expects to create up to 40 jobs by 2014. Hiring will begin once the move is complete in August.
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WGU Indiana provides more access to coursesRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Scott Olson
Students now can use scholarships to pay Western Governors University tuition.
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IU tries new tack in online educationRestricted Content

December 4, 2010
J.K. Wall
Traditional colleges like Indiana University know they must shift to more online learning options or else lose students to upstart competitors using digital technology to offer college curriculum at greater convenience.
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Company thinks it can make college textbooks obsolete

November 20, 2010
J.K. Wall
An Indianapolis company has developed Web-based software that allows college students to read and electronically mark up textbooks, articles, chapters of books, etc. It also has a business model that its owners think will make more money for publishers and slash students’ textbook costs—which average $1,200 a year—in half.
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Alliance aims to boost adult learning in Hancock CountyRestricted Content

September 18, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
Three separate colleges will hold classes in Hancock County—if a business-led education alliance can finance the space. The Hancock Community Education Alliance has lined up a vacant retail building on State Road 9 in hopes that Ball State, Purdue and Vincennes universities can offer classes next spring.
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New agreement forms Indiana branch of online college

June 11, 2010
Associated Press
WGU Indiana is a branch of Western Governors University, a private, not-for-profit university designed for working adults trying to earn bachelor's or master's degrees.
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Orbis Education lands $8 million in venture capital

January 19, 2010
Peter Schnitzler
The locally based maker of nursing-education software will use the infusion to accelerate growth.
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Hoosier Academies leads chase for virtual charter schoolsRestricted Content

July 20, 2009
J.K. Wall
Hoosier Academies is the leading candidate to operate a controversial virtual charter school pilot program authorized last month by the Legislature.
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Creative Street scores with online educationRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Anthony Schoettle
The rising popularity of online education is ringing up sales for a local firm better known for video production.
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Craving for convenience fuels Ivy Tech's online boomRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Scott Olson
Students are flocking to online classes at Ivy Tech Community College faster than the burgeoning college is racking up overall growth—mirroring a national trend toward computers over classrooms.
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Nurse shortage feeds online-training startupRestricted Content

August 20, 2007
Peter Schnitzler
By the year 2020, the United States is expected to face a nationwide shortage of at least 1 million nurses. Fishers-based Orbis Education Services Inc. CEO Dan Briggs sees a potential profit center. Founded in 2003, IT startup Orbis aims to provide the link between universities and hospitals for online delivery of nursing courses.
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