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Pearson, Once a Market Leader, Leaves Online Services Business

The educational services giant, which has been supplanted in the space by 2U, Coursera and others, sells its online services unit to a private equity firm in an unsettled landscape.

Will University of the People Endure for the People?

This free, nonprofit, online university breaks rules, harnesses bots and seeks to serve the world. But its effort to seek new accreditation raises thorny higher ed innovation questions.

Contrasting Views on Ending Tuition-Sharing Agreements

U.S. officials got an earful at a “listening session” where consumer advocates said such arrangements put students at risk and campus leaders insisted the agreements help them serve working students better.

Challenging ‘Bad’ Online Policies and Attitudes

Academic and industry leaders spoke with conviction at the SXSW EDU conference this week about approaches that impede educational access to motivated, capable learners.

The University of California Abandons Progress and Preserves Convention

The university system's new policy banning fully online degrees ignores the needs of today's students and leans on outdated information.

Microcredentials Confuse Employers, Colleges and Learners

Three recent studies highlight confusion about alternative credentials. But all parties seek quality, verifiable, bite-size, low-priced online offerings targeting specific industries.

Guidance on Outsourcing Spurs Anxiety About ‘Collateral Damage’

Biden administration guidance, targeted at companies that share tuition revenue with colleges, is framed so broadly it could affect nonprofit groups, state agencies and others. Update: Education Department delays implementation until Sept. 1.

University of California System Bans Fully Online Degrees

The 10-campus system closes a loophole that could have let undergraduates piece together a degree. Experts and some inside the system say that in justifying its decision, UC perpetuated outdated claims about online learning.