Online Learning Update

November 29, 2011

GAO Sting Operation for Online Learning at 15 for-profit Universities

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

he U.S. Government Accountability Office has released results from a second undercover “secret shopper” investigation of for-profit colleges, this time attempting to enroll a fictitious student online at 15 unnamed institutions. The findings were mixed, but investigators uncovered problems with how seven of the colleges handled online course grading, academic dishonesty, or students’ exit counseling.

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