The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework.
MLA urges radical changes in Ph.D. education, including shorter time to degree, new forms for the dissertation and greater emphasis on learning to teach.
Sally Johnstone and Thad Nodine describe what Western Governors University has learned as it works on new competency-based programs with 11 community colleges.
Southern New Hampshire University's College for America rolls out competency-based bachelor's degrees students can earn for $10,000 or less.
Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college.
Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line.
Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing.
A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.
Competency-based education and more "personalized" degree programs offer false promise, writes Amy E. Slaton, and could actually worsen inequality in higher education.
Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.