The latest news on online education
Students need to be savvy consumers to ensure they enroll in a reputable online degree program.
The university becomes the first institution to partner with the online education company to provide for-credit courses.
Some outlets may have to lower prices to remain competitive.
Requiring online classes may not benefit all students.
A study shows that interest in online courses has remained flat in recent years.
Comparing the cases for and against online education.
Apollo Group Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income tumbled 60 percent, hurt by higher costs and declining enrollment at the University of Phoenix. To cope, the for-profit education company plans to close 115 of the university's mostly smaller locations, a move that will affect 13,000 students.
Through Prior Learning Assessments, students can get credit for what they already know.
The questionnaires ask respondents to rate the quality of other schools' online degree programs.
Higher education should look to the banking industry for ways to adapt to and take advantage of technology.