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Jan 31, 2018
Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

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November 16, 2015

A public university group is backing adaptive learning, with grants to encourage universities to use the personalized digital courseware across multiple introductory courses.

October 21, 2015

Skills Fund wants to be both a private lender and new form of accreditor for the rapidly expanding boot camp sector, with a heavy focus on students' return on investment.

October 9, 2015

Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?

September 30, 2015

Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?

September 18, 2015

Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

September 11, 2015

Rhode Island College looks to "meta majors" to improve retention rates and push students to make up their minds about a course of study.

September 10, 2015

With 600 institutions at least in the design phase for a competency-based credential, college officials will meet this month to talk about how to build a program -- and how to ensure its academic quality.

September 8, 2015

More doctoral students report that their dissertations extend beyond their primary discipline, but most aren't straying far from their original subject of study.

August 31, 2015

Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former professor finds that a course lacks rigor and sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

August 14, 2015

Seven major universities plan to create the University Learning Store, a joint web portal for microcredentials, featuring online content, assessments and tutoring.

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