Prioritizing flexibility and affordability, a new online undergraduate program from Morehouse College seeks to broaden higher education access for the millions of Black men who have some college credit but no degree.
Some students with disabilities have found the transition to virtual learning environments during COVID-19 to be freeing and flexible, leading advocates to wonder which accommodations might endure well beyond the pandemic.
About 2 million of the nation’s college students do not have access to a laptop. College information technology leaders are racing to fill the void.
Several large for-profit online colleges have launched targeted advertising campaigns speaking to these uncertain times and offering discounts. Critics are calling for closer oversight to avoid a resurgence of predatory programs.
In the absence of clear federal guidelines for how to make online education accessible for all, disability rights advocates are calling on educators to be mindful of student needs, follow best practices, and get creative as they navigate the switch to distance learning.
New research suggests that without additional supports, fully online education may not boost attainment.