Coursera and Academic Partnerships both introduce online course "Specializations" after they held talks about working on the idea together.
Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.
Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.
UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid.
Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.
Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.
Competency-based education takes a major step forward in its challenge to seat time as College for America awards its first degree.
Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.
Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.
Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.
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