September 2011

The Regulation of Distance Education

There has been some recent buzz on campus regarding governmental regulation of distance learning, most notably the issue of state authorization for institutions offering distance education to out-of-state students For a brief history, as well as timely information regarding State Authorization, we recommend reviewing the LearnDAT blog post on this topic. For individuals here at Michigan State University, rest assured that the institution has already been working hard on this issue to ensure compliance and accountability. MSU is progressing nicely towards satisfying requirements in each state and we can expect to have updates on this progress before 2012.