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Oct 18, 2016
Competency-based education can save money for colleges and students, a new report finds, but the efficiency gains won't come easily or without worries about the impact on academic quality.


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.

August 27, 2014

A faculty member at Salem College bans students from emailing her. The goal: increasing student-faculty interaction.

August 18, 2014

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.

August 8, 2014

Fullbridge gets into the credential business by partnering with Concordia University Chicago on new graduate certificate aimed at veterans of the U.S. military.

July 23, 2014

The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

May 28, 2014

MLA urges radical changes in Ph.D. education, including shorter time to degree, new forms for the dissertation and greater emphasis on learning to teach.


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