Online institutions

Federal Trade Commission charges Ashworth College with deceptive marketing

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Federal Trade Commission is latest agency to pursue for-profits, announcing that online Ashworth College has settled over allegations of misrepresenting transfer credits and state licensure prerequisites to students.

Champlain College expands in online adult learner market

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Champlain College continues to expand in the adult learner market, landing a high-profile partner with the federal government. Does it provide a model for small private colleges to succeed online?

LinkedIn continues move into higher education with purchase of lynda.com for $1.5 billion

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LinkedIn buys lynda.com for $1.5 billion, adding online courses to the job networking site's growing portfolio of higher education-related tools.

Kevin Carey talks about his new book, 'The End of College'

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New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

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Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

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Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

Ideas take shape for new accreditors aimed at emerging online providers

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Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.

National Hispanic U.'s teach-out raises questions about Hispanic student market

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National Hispanic University shutters degree programs in part because of aid program eligibility, but some question whether demand is there for such a specialized university.

After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations'

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Coursera and Academic Partnerships both introduce online course "Specializations" after they held talks about working on the idea together.

Lumina-funded group seeks to lead conversation on competency-based education

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Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.

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