Looking past massive pool of registrants, edX probes tiny subgroup of MOOC students who actually stuck around to the end of its pilot course.
A second major MOOC provider signs deal to hold exams at physical testing centers, potentially elevating the credibility of certificates.
The U. of Maine at Presque Isle pilots open online courses that are anti-massive, featuring high levels of instructor feedback and pathways to formal credit.
A new book of essays takes stock of where "completion agenda" stands. The volume's editors talk about key lessons from the still nascent college completion push.
While only a minority of HBCUs offer online or blended programs, the numbers are growing.
Education Department will not enforce rule requiring distance education programs to get permission to operate from every state in which they enroll students.
Western Governors U. pushes graduation even before students enroll by offering financial perks for associate degree holders and, at WGU Texas, through partnerships with community colleges.
Survey shows that totally online programs are attracting primarily women, white people and fully employed workers with good salaries -- many of whom want degrees in business.
A Senate attempt to change distance education students' eligibility for Pell Grants for living expenses sprung from concern about financial aid fraud, but some say the changes would go too far.
Another public institution embraces competency-based degree programs, this time with the help of a business.
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