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Mar 11, 2014
A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.

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January 9, 2013
Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.
December 7, 2012
New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?
December 5, 2012
The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.
December 4, 2012
Stanford moves ahead with idea of making time to degree much shorter and reconsidering the nature of doctoral education.
November 19, 2012
A Catholic college ramps up its prior-learning assessment, with a high-touch approach and an eye toward granting credit for MOOCs.
November 14, 2012
The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.
November 12, 2012
More states and public college systems are looking to prior-learning assessment to boost degree completion, thanks in part to nudges from state lawmakers and foundations.
October 16, 2012
Smarterer's assessments aren't a threat to higher ed, for now, but offer job-seekers a way to go beyond the academy to show employers what they know.
October 1, 2012
Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.
September 14, 2012
The Gates Foundation is ponying up to learn if MOOCs could work for remedial students, a departure from the current slate of MOOCs. Developmental education experts say the idea could work, but others remain skeptical.

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