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 29, 2015
Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.
January 13, 2015
The Education Department will loosen financial-aid rules for 40-plus colleges as they experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment.
January 6, 2015
Western Governors University steers rejected applicants to StraighterLine, an online course provider that acts as a low-risk way for students to prepare to earn a degree.
November 26, 2014
Brandman University goes all-in with a competency-based bachelor's degree that is online, available on a tablet, and not based on the credit hour. Its projected price tag? $10,000.
October 28, 2014
Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.
October 3, 2014
Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.
September 29, 2014
Southern New Hampshire U.'s College for America spins off the custom-made learning management system it built around competency-based education.
September 10, 2014
Competency-based education is hot, which keeps accreditors busy trying to ensure quality control without stifling innovation.
August 18, 2014
The Education Department's new Online Skills Academy could be the first step to an alternative degree pathway, Paul LeBlanc writes, one that is nationally offered, low-cost and competency-based.
July 25, 2014
As enthusiasm grows for academic programs based on something other than "seat time," there's a big difference between helping students achieve "master" subject matter and ensuring their true "competence" to apply learning in practice, John F. Ebersole argues.

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