Archive for the ‘Competency Based Education’ Category

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 […]

E-mentoring and its relevance for competency-based education for students with disabilities: research from the GSAA BreakThru model

Communication and learning technologies to enable mentoring for students are important topics for online courses and competency-based education approaches. However, research results have been limited. The Georgia STEM Accessibility Alliance (GSAA) is a research project of the US National Science Foundation’s Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program. It is a collaborative RDE Alliance between the […]

Competency-Based Education and Predictive Analytics: Learning from Transfers

The competency-based program at Texas A&M University–Commerce has begun to analyze enrollment data to better understand their transfer student population and make predictions regarding future students. Transfer students entered the CBE program with an average 87 credits and graduated at rates that broke historically negative persistence patternstraditionally affecting part of the transfer student population. Adult learners outpace traditional-age students in pursuing degrees, and […]

Blackboard Announces New Competency-Based Education Digital Readiness Tool to Help Institutions Develop, Implement Successful Programs

New online self-assessment tool helps universities develop a competency-based education roadmap Blackboard 

Download Report: Next-Generation CBE

Competency-based education could be an important piece of the national movement to increase educational access, equity, and credential attainment, suggests this report from Jobs for the Future. The study is the first in a series that examines the question of how to adapt CBE for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to […]