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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July 23, 2015
Senators seek guidance on how to encourage innovation without opening aid floodgates to "bad actors," and a group of 17 institutions with competency-based programs calls for a careful approach by policy makers.
June 17, 2015
Education Department and regional accreditors seek common ground on competency-based education, including what the faculty role should be in the emerging form of higher education.
June 12, 2015
Lumina Foundation creates a group to develop a framework and common language for the growing number of credentials, which range from degrees to alternative forms like badges and industry certifications.
May 5, 2015
Kaplan University creates new "competency reports" for all 45,000 students, a move that adds momentum, and risks, for competency-based education's spread. 
April 27, 2015
Shifting from being a professor to a coach in a competency-based program isn't easy, write Christine Seifert and Richard Chapman, but it pays off for both students and instructors.
April 9, 2015
Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.
March 20, 2015
Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.
March 6, 2015
Education Department brings in Southern New Hampshire president, a prominent voice on competency-based education, to pursue its goals on innovation.
February 16, 2015
Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.
February 2, 2015
Governor wants to allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees. He also seeks some state aid for two-year students, who have been frozen out of program since 2009.

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