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.
Fullbridge gets into the credential business by partnering with Concordia University Chicago on new graduate certificate aimed at veterans of the U.S. military.
The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework.
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.
Sally Johnstone and Thad Nodine describe what Western Governors University has learned as it works on new competency-based programs with 11 community colleges.
Southern New Hampshire University's College for America rolls out competency-based bachelor's degrees students can earn for $10,000 or less.