Distance Education

N.D. approved as member of MSARA (April 16, 2014)

N.D. approved as member of MSARA (April 16, 2014)

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) announced Wednesday that North Dakota was approved as the second member of the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is a national collaboration among states to streamline state authorization requirements.
 

Expanding student access to online courses among goals of new interstate agreements (May 8, 2014)

Expanding student access to online courses among goals of new interstate agreements (May 8, 2014)

At the start of the 2012-13 school year, online enrollment accounted for more than one-third of total enrollment at the nation’s degree-granting postsecondary institutions.
 

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA): A Good Idea Whose Time Has Come

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA): A Good Idea Whose Time Has Come (May 23, 2014)

As of mid-April 2014, two states (Indiana and North Dakota) have joined SARA, 13 states have passed legislation enabling their participation in SARA, 10 have similar legislation pending, and five states have determined that they need no statutory changes in order to participate.
 

Missouri and Kansas Pass Legislation on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for Distance Education (August 4, 2014)

Missouri and Kansas Pass Legislation on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for Distance Education (August 4, 2014)

Missouri is one of the most recent states to pass legislation authorizing an interstate reciprocity agreement for distance education providers. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1389 in June, with the legislation set to go into effect August 28, 2014
 

Pearson to Participate in USDLA National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) (November 4, 2014)

Pearson, a sponsor of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), will be co-hosting several online events with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), as part of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW). Sponsored by USDLA, NDLW will be celebrated on November 10-14, 2014.

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