Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.
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.
Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.
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.
Coursera and Academic Partnerships both introduce online course "Specializations" after they held talks about working on the idea together.
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.
Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.
UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid.
Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.
Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.
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