Policies needed for online learners in 2020

By | December 19, 2019

Online learning plays a critical role for today’s students by offering greater flexibility to accommodate work schedules and, in many cases, creating more affordable pathways to credentials. However, concerns over quality and potential bad actors have inspired repeated attempts to regulate distance education in a manner that appropriately balances innovation with quality assurance and consumer protections.

In a recent article for the online higher ed publication “Insights & Outlooks,” Richard LaFosse, compliance and policy lead for the Center for Academic Innovation, shares his thoughts about 2019’s impact on distance education compliance including state and federal legislation and professional licensure requirements.