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, From pilot to permanent: A case of competency-based success

Just three weeks into the first quarter of Bellevue College’s pilot competency-based online certificate program for business software specialists, instructors were receiving messages from students, wishing they could take all of their classes in the same mode.

, The Problem Solver: Faculty Mentors Guide Online Students

Never mind that at Western Governors University, classes are online only and the more than 1,200 faculty members telecommute from around the country. That setup can provide a more supportive environment for students than many brick-and-mortar institutions do.

, Unique ways to get money for college

There are thousands of dollars in scholarship money that students and parents may not know about, including some at Western Governors University.

, Competency-Based Education: 4 Considerations for Online Students

Traditional brick-and-mortar education was not a fit for 27-year-old Tyler Harris. He tried attending classes at a few colleges in his native Utah, but didn't find the courses challenging. Then ​Harris discovered the competency-based program at Western Governors University.

, 9 Unique College Grants and Scholarships For Prospective Students

With education fees at record highs, finding a scholarship can lessen the blow.

, Moving Ahead With Competency

With a hand from Western Governors University, competency-based education is catching on in Washington State. Bellevue College is offering a certificate in business software was so popular that the two-year college decided to drop its conventional online version.

, University breaks student engagement record-here’s how

A recent National Survey of Student Engagement finds that online students gave their experiences and the quality of their education high marks. Notably, WGU's students rated it higher in several key areas than students of traditional in-person institutions.

, Inside the Training Revolution

Western Governors University is named among institutions that are filling the void in providing quality workforce training.

, The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

A report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching examines the role of the credit hour and finds that it remains the best option for a common language in education.

, Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

Competency-based education is in vogue — even though most people have never heard of it, and those who have can't always agree on what it is.

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