Archive for the ‘Competency Based Education’ Category

Student success and retention using new definitions created for nonterm, direct assessment CBE

Nonterm, direct assessment competency-based education gives students unique options for tailoring their coursework to fit their individual needs. These options invalidate traditional measures of student retention and success (such as such as yearly retention, grade point average, or 4-year graduation rates) that assume all students will complete courses at the same rate and will remain […]

Report: This kind of student is most likely to enroll in CBE

Though more research is needed, CBE programs are emerging as viable paths for many students. eCampus News

An evaluation of competency-based education programs: A study of the development process of competency-based programs

Competency-based education (CBE) has already shifted dramatically across the landscape of higher education. As a result of the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Program announcement in 2013 (Baker, 2013), several universities and colleges were given the opportunity to allow students to achieve college credits through competency-based assessments. CBE is expected to broaden access to higher education by assessing student-based workforce ready skills. Once competency is […]

Finding a Niche in a Niche Market

Despite the buzz, competency-based education remains a challenging market for software vendors. Inside Higher Ed

Download Facilitator’s Guide: Designing Competency-Based Articulation Agreements: A Framework for State Educational Agencies and Postsecondary Institutions

Designing Competency-Based Articulation Agreements: A Framework for State Educational Agencies and Postsecondary Institutions The Designing Competency-Based Articulation Agreements Facilitator’s Guide provides state educational agencies (SEAs) a step-by-step process for developing articulation agreements between secondary and postsecondary institutions that incorporate competency-based education (CBE). The articulation agreements will formalize the process of allowing students to participate in […]

Foundations of quality in competency-based programs: Competencies and assessments

Although there is a recent rise in attention surrounding competency-based education, this learning modality has a long history. Competency-based education was first introduced in the United States during the 1960s in an effort to ensure students were being prepared for postsecondary life with the skills they would need to be successful. Competency-based education was based […]

A Delphi study of effective practices for developing competency-based learning models in higher education

Background: There are over 600 universities developing competency-based education (CBE) programs in response to student and employer desire to bridge the gap between academic outcomes and employer needs (Fain 2015, https://www.insidehighered. com/news/2015/09/10/amid-competency-based-education-boom-meeting-help-colleges-do-it-right). However, research is still emerging on effective practices for developing CBE programs. Methods: The purpose of this qualitative Delphi study was to gather expert opinions about effective practices for […]

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.

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