Online learning

University of Maryland University College will change name and spend big to grow national footprint

The online university will become University of Maryland Global Campus and spend $500 million to grow nationally, while some in the Maryland system mull whether the university could help run online programs for other campuses.

University of Massachusetts to launch online college for adults in state and nationwide

The University of Massachusetts System wants to compete with Southern New Hampshire and Purdue Global. Details on cost and strategy are still trickling in.

California's online community college finds its leader: Heather Hiles

Heather Hiles, an entrepreneur and Gates Foundation alum, will lead the new institution, launching this fall with competency-based certificate programs for the state's adults.

Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Purdue prepares online expansion with support from newly acquired for-profit

The Indiana university will expand online with support from the entity formerly known as for-profit Kaplan. Plans reflect debate over how two unlike institutions can (and should) combine strengths.

Trump administration wants flexibility for accreditors and to encourage alternative providers

The Education Department's proposals for upcoming negotiated rule-making process would narrow the responsibilities of accreditors and modify federal definitions for credit hour and distance education.

Grand Canyon University's OPM business gets off the ground -- with a focus in health care

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

Survey finds increasing interest in skills-based hiring, online credentials and prehire assessments

College credentials still loom large in hiring. But a new survey of HR leaders finds growing interest in skills-based hiring, online microcredentials and prehire assessments.

Minerva Project draws notice for its practical, rigorous curriculum and student learning results

The Minerva Project's big contribution to higher education might not be its vision of an elite, global university, but the groundbreaking curriculum it hopes to export to universities around the world.

Private colleges set to share courses online to help students graduate faster

Private colleges team up online to fill available courses and help students more quickly fulfill degree requirements. The initiative opens the way for more digital collaboration but poses challenges.

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