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Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.
Growth in adult students' interest in online education is stagnating, report finds, and colleges will have to do more to stand out online.
The Gates Foundation is ponying up to learn if MOOCs could work for remedial students, a departure from the current slate of MOOCs. Developmental education experts say the idea could work, but others remain skeptical.
Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?
Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?
Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?
Colleges fail to track adult student retention and graduation rates, survey finds. But one accreditor will now require those data. Will others follow suit?
Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.
WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.
Students can earn college credit by combining MOOCs and prior learning assessment -- two potential higher education "disruptions." And experts predict many students soon will.
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