Archive for the ‘Competency Based Education’ Category

5 critical considerations for CBE and CBL implementation

Expert details the differences between CBE and CBL and why these differences matter will matter in your school or college. eCampus News

Understanding Competency-Based Education: An Interview with Allison Barber

Allison Barber is the chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana, an institution that has been practicing competency-based education (CBE) since 1997. She presented at our Connect Higher Education Summit, and she shared with us her insights into CBE: what it is, what challenges it’s facing, and what its future is. Uncompromisingedu.com

Competency-based education programs are set to skyrocket

New report forecasts that more than half a million students will be enrolled in competency-based education programs by 2020 eCampus News

U.S. Education Department Approves Extension of New Hampshire’s Competency-Based Assessment Pilot

OCTOBER 6, 2016 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov The U.S. Department of Education today announced a one-year extension of New Hampshire’s existing competency-based assessment pilot to include a total of nine districts across the state. The pilot will continue to provide students, families and educators with timely and actionable feedback on student progress towards college and […]

Inter-rater reliability calibration program: critical components for competency-based education

Measurement accuracy and reliability are important components of competency-based education (CBE). The ability to reliably assess student performance consistently over a period of time is crucial in these programs. For CBE programs which require multiple faculty or rater evaluations due to large student enrollments, it is expected that the faculty or raters score the student […]

Still far from personal learning: Key aspects and emergent topics about how future professionals’ PLEs are

The CAPPLE project is an exploratory research project that aims to analyse the PLEs of future Spanish professionals. An ad-hoc survey about their habits for learning was conducted using a sample of 2054 university students from the last year of a degree. After data collection, two main processes were carried out: (1) the analysis of […]

Who enrolls in competency-based education? An examination of the demographics and finances of competency-based education programs

The concept of competency-based education (CBE), in which some or all of a student’s progression through a degree program is separated from the traditional credit hour model, has gained popularity in the last few years. However, little research has examined the types of students who enroll in CBE programs and whether CBE results in cost […]

Teaching and learning in competency-based education courses and programs: faculty and student perspectives

From January through May 2015, interviews were conducted with faculty and students at three community colleges supporting new competency-based education (CBE) courses and programs to better understand faculty and student experiences in the early phases of implementation. Participation in CBE certificate and degree-granting programs required faculty to redesign existing and/or develop new courses as well […]

Download Report: Interest High, Implementation Gradual for Competency-Based Education in the U.S.

New study shows colleges and universities recognize shifts in student demographics, but questions remain on how to best serve today’s non-traditional learner. U.S. colleges and universities are inspired by the potential of competency-based education (CBE)—a method to enhance the rigor and transparency of student outcomes—yet the pace of implementation for CBE courses and programs remains […]

Who enrolls in competency-based education? An examination of the demographics and finances of competency-based education programs

The concept of competency-based education (CBE), in which some or all of a student’s progression through a degree program is separated from the traditional credit hour model, has gained popularity in the last few years. However, little research has examined the types of students who enroll in CBE programs and whether CBE results in cost […]