The Education Department will loosen financial-aid rules for 40-plus colleges as they experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment.
From Little House on the Prairie to comics to flappers, historians at annual meeting discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of teaching popular history.
Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.
What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.
ACE continues online experimentation with proposed pool of general education courses from colleges and providers like StraighterLine.
Competency-based education is hot, which keeps accreditors busy trying to ensure quality control without stifling innovation.
Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.
California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 million award fund.
A faculty member at Salem College bans students from emailing her. The goal: increasing student-faculty interaction.
The Education Department's new Online Skills Academy could be the first step to an alternative degree pathway, Paul LeBlanc writes, one that is nationally offered, low-cost and competency-based.
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