August 11, 2011
Effective 7/1/11, DOE has added definitions related to “academic attendance” and “attendance at an academically-related activity”. If your institution counts “logging-in” as enough to warrant online attendance, you need to take not of these changes. No longer is simply logging into an online class sufficient to be considered attendance. In addition, students must demonstrate participation in the class by, contributing to a threaded discussion, uploading an assignment, or contacting the instructor, for example.
For complete information, visit the Federal Register at: http://www.ifap.ed.gov/fregisters/FR102910Final.html.