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Oct 09, 2015
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?


April 30, 2015

A new report contends that state aid programs should better meet the needs of modern students in today's college landscape, which is vastly different from when most such programs were developed. 

April 27, 2015

Shifting from being a professor to a coach in a competency-based program isn't easy, write Christine Seifert and Richard Chapman, but it pays off for both students and instructors.

January 13, 2015

The Education Department will loosen financial-aid rules for 40-plus colleges as they experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment.

January 5, 2015

From Little House on the Prairie to comics to flappers, historians at annual meeting discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of teaching popular history.

October 28, 2014

Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.

September 16, 2014

What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.

September 11, 2014

ACE continues online experimentation with proposed pool of general education courses from colleges and providers like StraighterLine.

September 10, 2014

Competency-based education is hot, which keeps accreditors busy trying to ensure quality control without stifling innovation.

September 5, 2014

Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.

August 28, 2014

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.


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