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CBE Interest High in Higher Ed; Complexity Holds Back Activation

Almost every university or college has some level of interest in providing competency-based education (CBE) of some form. The primary motivator for their interest is delivering access to "non-traditional" learners, followed by a desire to improve completion rates and address workforce needs. CBE offerings are especially of interest to non-traditional students; nearly twice as many adult students as traditional-age students enroll in CBE courses. Those are a few of the findings in a new CBE report based on survey results from 251 American institutions, including responses from "CBE advocates, skeptics and everyone in-between," as the report's authors wrote.

Digital Financial Aid Platform Adds Scholarship Matchmaking Component

CampusLogic has licensed Scholarship University to be part of its own digital student engagement platform for financial aid.

Senate Bill Proposes Shot in Arm for CTE

Senate Bill Aims to Provide Shot in Arm for CTE

Career and technical education could get a boost if bi-partisan legislation moves ahead.

Federal Government Seeks to Regulate Online Education Programs

The Education Department’s latest proposal sets forth several federal requirements for colleges and universities that offer distance education programs.



MERLOT Manages OER Site for Workforce Programs

California State University and its Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching program are working to make open educational resources available for workforce training.

Stanford to Showcase Learning, Design and Technology Student Master's Projects

Students from the Stanford Graduate School of Education's Learning, Design and Technology master's program will showcase their master's projects on July 29 at the LDT Expo on the Stanford campus.

Awareness of OER Low, Faculty Willing to Try

A new report from Babson College examines the attitudes, opinions and use of open educational resources among higher education faculty.

Blackboard Partners with Examity To Improve Online Proctoring

Blackboard has partnered with Examity in an effort to improve the efficiency, security and convenience of online assessments.

University of North Carolina Joins PAR Framework

The University of North Carolina system has joined the PAR Framework, an organization of higher education institutions that share their data in an effort to provide one another with predictive models and benchmarks.

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