Competency-based learning

Competency-based learning

Mar 02, 2022
Workforce Talent Educators Association wants to recognize, and conceivably accredit, institutions for how successfully they prepare students for work.

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January 9, 2019
A nearly century-old idea about learning remains “ubiquitous” despite scant scientific evidence to back it up, many experts say. But others still see value in the concept.
August 27, 2018
Technology is enabling the rise of precision academics in higher education, writes Myk Garn, who describes the game-changing potential of mapping and coding the academic genome.
July 31, 2018
The Credential Registry is several months into its mission to document all U.S. credentials, but the finish line is further than ever.
July 30, 2018
Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more.
May 1, 2018
The University of Rhode Island managed to boost its student completion rates and change its gen-ed curriculum while recovering from the budget slashing of the recession.
April 16, 2018
DeVos's next round of deregulation strikes at the heart of higher education and could lead to more fraud, waste and abuse, argue Spiros Protopsaltis and Clare McCann.
February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 22, 2018
The American Council on Education has announced plans to evaluate skills learned in the workplace, putting a key higher ed organization in the middle of the alternative credentials landscape.
December 14, 2017
GOP’s Higher Education Act rewrite would give a boost to competency-based education, short-term certificates and alternative providers, but experts worry about the bill’s lack of safeguards.
December 11, 2017
The alternative credentials universe grows every day, but how much do we know about it? Very little, argues Cliff Adelman, who proposes constructive ways to lift the fog.

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