Creating a new competency-based degree program isn't easy, writes Cathy Sandeen, who shares lessons she learned from helping to develop the UW Flexible Option.
Southern New Hampshire U's College for America releases a promising early snapshot of the general-education learning and skills of students who are enrolled in a new form of competency-based education.
A public university group is backing adaptive learning, with grants to encourage universities to use the personalized digital courseware across multiple introductory courses.
Skills Fund wants to be both a private lender and new form of accreditor for the rapidly expanding boot camp sector, with a heavy focus on students' return on investment.
Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?
Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?
Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.
Rhode Island College looks to "meta majors" to improve retention rates and push students to make up their minds about a course of study.
With 600 institutions at least in the design phase for a competency-based credential, college officials will meet this month to talk about how to build a program -- and how to ensure its academic quality.
More doctoral students report that their dissertations extend beyond their primary discipline, but most aren't straying far from their original subject of study.