The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce on Tuesday held a wide-ranging hearing on innovation in higher education. Members from both sides of the aisle expressed interest in competency-based education and prior learning assessment. The continued relevance of the credit hour standard was also discussed. Speakers included representatives from the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning, StraighterLine, the University System of Maryland, and Western Governors University.
- Competency-based education gets a boost from the Education Department
- Western Governors' deepening partnership with StraighterLine creates a new path to completion
- An accreditor for emerging models in higher education
- Southern New Hampshire U. president takes temporary post at Education Department
- Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit
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