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Competency-based education heats up with new entrants

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Possible end game for competency-based education emerges with five new "direct assessment" programs, as foundations and experts discuss how to ensure academic quality.

Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology

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The Gates Foundation pulls together a diverse group of college leaders to dish on adaptive learning and funds new report on the emerging technology.

Interview with professor at center of 'Jesus' debate at Florida Atlantic

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Deandre Poole, the instructor whose Florida Atlantic U. class exercise involving the word "Jesus" led to death threats and demands that he be fired, offers his first interview on what happened that day, on his faith and on academic freedom.

Feds give nudge to competency-based education

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The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.

Open source textbook company shifts tactics in fight with publishers

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Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.

Competency-based education continues spread

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Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment

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Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?

Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses

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Black, male and academically underprepared students fare worse in online than in face-to-face courses, while outcomes for adults actually gain on traditional-age students in online settings, study suggests.

Coursera and edX add universities and hope to expand global reach

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Coursera and edX both double in size and look for larger international audiences.

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

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A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

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