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What’s New in Higher Education Competency-Based Education

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Author(s): Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

We recommend reading A Higher Ed JouriNCL_CW_logo_higherEdney Into K-12 Innovation by Bryan Setser, Julie Goff and Patrick Sellers.   The authors highlights themes and organizations at  the iNACOL Symposium we wll as emerging issues between K12 and higher education as competency education expands.

We all know that networks are one of the best ways to build the knowledge and expertise for re-designing institutions of higher education and K12 to be competency-based. The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) has issued a call for new membership applications. with applications due by January 15, 2015Click here to download the application.

Also in the news:

  • Mobile Bachelor’s Degree highlights Brandman University’s bachelor’s program. According to the article, “The degree is also completely severed from the credit-hour standard.”  There are no textbooks and “[a]bout 60 percent of the required 80-plus “competencies” are linked to performance-based assessments, like writing a paper, working on a group project or creating a portfolio. The rest of the work is objective-based, such as test-taking.” Currently 44 students are enrolled.