Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.
State's governor looks to MOOCs for help in entry-level courses at public institutions. San Jose State takes the plunge while community colleges mull a different path.
StraighterLine and Udemy offer the potential of self-employment to entrepreneurial professors. But will a free market for online teaching pay off for faculty?
The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.
The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.
The University of Phoenix is down after a tough year. But betting against Phoenix is risky, as the flagship for-profit doubles down on career services and its ties with employers.
Newly launched Cambridge Graduate University has an impressive list of faculty members. Too bad many of them have never heard of it.
Nonprofit colleges are moving into for-profits' turf online, study finds, sparking new competition based on price and brand.
Education Department leaders huddle with hotshots of higher education "disruption" and college leaders to talk about encouraging innovation.
Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.
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