The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.
Carnegie Foundation's remedial math redesign shows big gains but no simple answers to one of higher education's toughest challenges.
Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.
Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?
Long Beach City College and South Texas College work with local high schools to prevent students from falling into the quagmire of remedial courses, and placement tests aren't the answer.
College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "mainfesto" issued on the American Council on Education's letterhead.
The more financial support parents provide for college costs, the lower their children's grades, national study finds.
Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.
New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?
The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.
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