Consultants / businesses

Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

Education Department will experiment with aid eligibility for boot camps and MOOCs

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Education Department will open up federal aid to a limited number of partnerships between colleges and boot camps and MOOC providers, with a secondary goal of testing new forms of accreditation.

Lynn University and General Assembly team up on credit-bearing study abroad

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Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?

Study finds tangible benefits for learners from Coursera's massive open online courses

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Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

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Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

Obama unveils new push for national free community college

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The president formally unveils new advisory board to further push the efforts of America's College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally.

Community colleges team up with employers on skills development

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Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.

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

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

Political pressure builds for a new accreditation and aid pathway for upstart providers

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Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.

Harvard U., Massachusetts Institute of Technology release updated MOOC research

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An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.


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