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The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

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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.

August 7, 2012

Can a 27-year-old create a college from scratch to serve low-income students in Pittsburgh?

August 6, 2012

If colleges want to encourage faculty members to innovate in teaching, they should consider a new approach to course evaluations, writes Alison Byerly.

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