Funded by Gates Foundation, MyCollege Foundation and Mount St. Mary's College launch Portmont College, a new blended model for earning an associate degree.
With purchase of EmbanetCompass, company seeks to expand its existing services helping colleges take their academic programs into cyberspace.
In speech to members of online learning group, Sebastian Thrun -- of celebrated massive Stanford online course -- acknowledges extent to which new efforts build on their work.
A handful of services are offering to take a student's online course from start to finish for a hefty fee, raising concerns among online education providers.
The credit hour wasn't supposed to measure learning, for good reason, according to a new report, which recommends how to revise or even drop the standard without leading to abuse.
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