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Speakers at ASU+GSV focus more on job training and less on disruption

Softer tone and focus on job training at ASU+GSV, the glitzy educational technology conference.

Small private college partners with Pearson to go national with online program

Maryville University has bold plans for expansion online, with Pearson's help, but experts warn that the small private university could struggle to stand out.

North Dakota University System blocks child porn

North Dakota University System limits its network after a series of recent arrests.

Analysis shows Georgia Tech’s online master's in computer science expanded access

Analysis of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-inspired online master's in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale. But will other colleges follow?

Udacity ends pledge for students to get hired or get their money back

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Online education provider Udacity quietly drops money-back pledge for those who can't find a job after finishing their studies.

Universities stall on ‘confusing’ distance education regulations

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Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.

New U.S. data show continued growth in college students studying online

New federal data show continued (and accelerating) growth in online course taking in 2016, even as overall college enrollments were flat or falling. Big gainers: Western Governors and Arizona State. Big losers: the big for-profits.

New report says improving educational quality, completion and increasing affordability is everyone's business

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.

Cengage offers new OER-based product for general education courses

Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.

Education Dept.'s inspector general calls for Western Governors to repay $713 million in federal aid

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Education Department’s inspector general labels Western Governors as a correspondence-course provider, seeks reimbursement of $713 million in aid and may broadly threaten competency-based education.

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