Archive for the ‘Competency Based Education’ Category

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

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

OCTOBER 6, 2016 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, 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 […]