Online institutions

Federal Trade Commission charges Ashworth College with deceptive marketing

Federal Trade Commission is latest agency to pursue for-profits, announcing that online Ashworth College has settled over allegations of misrepresenting transfer credits and state licensure prerequisites to students.

Champlain College expands in online adult learner market

Champlain College continues to expand in the adult learner market, landing a high-profile partner with the federal government. Does it provide a model for small private colleges to succeed online?

LinkedIn continues move into higher education with purchase of lynda.com for $1.5 billion

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LinkedIn buys lynda.com for $1.5 billion, adding online courses to the job networking site's growing portfolio of higher education-related tools.

Kevin Carey talks about his new book, 'The End of College'

New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

Ideas take shape for new accreditors aimed at emerging online providers

Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.

National Hispanic U.'s teach-out raises questions about Hispanic student market

National Hispanic University shutters degree programs in part because of aid program eligibility, but some question whether demand is there for such a specialized university.

After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations'

Coursera and Academic Partnerships both introduce online course "Specializations" after they held talks about working on the idea together.

Lumina-funded group seeks to lead conversation on competency-based education

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.

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