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  • The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC) partnered with Lumen Learning to design the self-paced online courses, which adapt content and activities based on each student's prior knowledge and progress toward mastering course objectives.
  • "Competency-based education lets students progress at their own pace as soon as they've learned the subject matter," said Connie Broughton, project...
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  • A newly revamped resource is out to help colleges and universities assess the quality of their online offerings.
  • The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly the Sloan Consortium, has introduced a new version of its Quality Scorecard for Online Programs that examines nine broad areas, including institutional, faculty, student and technology support, teaching and learning, course development and structure, social and student...
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  • Each year when the Education Department's default rate report comes out, there is an inevitable jockeying of position among the different types of institutions about who comes out looking the best.
  • Which schools turned out financially solvent graduates? Private colleges can crow that their students have the lowest default rates, at 7.2 percent, while everybody's favorite bogeyman, the for-profit colleges, show default rates...
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  • Government agencies’ actions against Corinthian Colleges, which is shutting down, are making it more difficult for the U.S. Department of Education to find buyers for the giant for-profit company’s colleges.
  • The Department of Education is trying to shore up Corinthian’s schools at the same time it is shutting the company down, because taxpayers will be on the hook for millions of dollars in forgiven student loans...