Federal Data On Distance Education Is Not Accurate

December 4th, 2014
Postsecondary
IPEDS results raise questions

The federal government’s long-awaited data on the students enrolled in distance education courses nationwide provide a dubious baseline, a new study suggests, as confusing instructions, inflexible design and a lack of coordination have led colleges and universities to under- or over-report thousands of students. (Inside Higher Education, Sept. 26)

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