Is this finally the moment for competency-based education?
From Open Campus Media: “With a few exceptions—most notably Western Governors University, which told me this week that more than 49,000 students graduated from its fully online and competency-based programs during the last academic year—CBE programs remain mostly boutique offerings … Marketing competency-based education to students is a challenge, experts say. Some programs have struggled with price points and business plans. And conflicting regulatory signals have helped slow the modality’s growth, particularly its more aggressive form—direct assessment—which is untethered from the credit-hour standard. Even so, many who work on competency-based education think it may be poised to gain substantial ground—for real this time—due in part to the pandemic’s disruption to higher education and labor markets.”
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