Article Here The state will take a QA look at DL courses offered by South Dakota schools every three years. From the article: "It's very difficult to teach an on-line course," she said. "You can't slop it together." Implying, of course, that classroom-based courses CAN be "slopped together." Too funny. Weird comment in the article: "We're trying to assure the folks of South Dakota that they're not getting into diploma mill types of things," she said. (Diploma mills are Internet programs offered through non-accredited institutions.) If they're worried about that, it's already taken care of by definition: Take courses from accredited schools. But it seems the state's Board of Regents is actually concerned about the quality of courses being offered by the accredited schools in the state. That's why the comment about diploma mills is strange.