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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?


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.

May 12, 2014

Sally Johnstone and Thad Nodine describe what Western Governors University has learned as it works on new competency-based programs with 11 community colleges.

May 6, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University's College for America rolls out competency-based bachelor's degrees students can earn for $10,000 or less.

April 22, 2014

Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college.

April 22, 2014

Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line. 

March 27, 2014

Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing. 

March 11, 2014

A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.


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